Personal Managers Hall Of Fame
Celebrating Illustrious Careers in Entertainment, Music, and Talent Management.
Chris DiPetta is a veteran talent manager, television producer and owner of Atlanta's famous comedy club The Punchline. For more than three decades, Chris DiPetta has managed the career of actor, comedienne and star of the CBS hit sitcom "Bob Hearts Abishola" Billy Gardell.
Danny Goldberg has worked in the music business as a personal manager, record company president, publicist and journalist since the late 1960s. His current management clients include Steve Earle, The Waterboys and Martha Wainwright.
2023 Posthumous Inductee
Shirley Grant during a career spanning more than four decades guided the careers of the Jonas Brothers, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Christina Ricci, Allison Smith and JD Roth, as well as Broadway stars Alex Boniello and Michael Lee Brown.
Phil Brock is CEO of Studio Talent Group, which for more than 25 years has represented actors for commercials, film, television and theatre, including Pat Harrington Jr., Richard Moll and Mary Woronov. Mr. Brock was elected in 2020 as a member of the Santa Monica City Council.
Personal Managers Hall Of Fame 2023 Inductees
Celebrating illustrious careers in personal management, induction into the Personal Managers Hall Of Fame is the highest honor bestowed upon a personal manager. Nominations are solicited nationwide from the personal management community and inductees are selected by the National Board of Officers of the National Conference of Personal Managers (NCOPM), the nation’s oldest trade association committed to the advancement of personal managers and their clients.
Vera Goulet for more than three decades managed the career of her late-husband Robert Goulet, an actor, entertainer and GRAMMY® award winning recording artist. She continues to keep his legacy alive with his never-released recordings, autobiography and poetry.
David Spero is a 1970's rock-radio pioneer, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Board of Directors and music manager who has overseen the careers of Bad Company, Dickey Betts, Petula Clark, Billy Bob Thornton, Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens, Survivor, Don Felder, Patty Smyth and Joe Walsh and many others.
2023 Posthumous Inductee
George Shapiro was a champion of comedy guided the careers of Carl Reiner, Andy Kaufman, Peter Bonerz, Marty Feldman, Gabe Kaplan, Robert Wuhl, Bill Persky & Sam Denoff, Austin & Irma Kalish, and Norman Barasch.
Susan Joseph is a personal manager, concert promoter and branding consultant whose clients have sold more than 700 million records worldwide Her clients have included songwriter Diane Warren, actress Nell Carter, platinum recording artist Laura Branigan and Golden Globe actress Pia Zadora.