Bob Moog Foundation Announces Music Industry Innovator Bryan Bell As New Chair of Board of Directors

New Board Chairman Brings Music, Technology and Industry Experience

In a recent Board meeting the Board of Directors of the Bob Moog Foundation elected Bryan Bell as its new Chairman. Bell, President and Founder of SynthBank, LLC and 30-year veteran of the entertainment industry, is best known for his long relationships with Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana and Neil Young. He is also well regarded for his work as a pioneer of the integration of the personal computer and networks into the music industry. During his tenure with Herbie Hancock, Bell and his team were responsible for 14 technology innovations. As a live audio engineer he was house mixer for some of the largest concerts in history. As a recording engineer Bell has received multiple platinum awards for his client’s projects.

Bryan Bell, Evan Brooks (Founder, Digidesign), Bob Moog, AES 2004

In addition to his current technology consulting practice, which provides businesses with outsourced Chief Technology Officer services, Bell has written articles on music and technology and has given speeches internationally. He has also maintained a high level of community service through several non-profit organizations including The Bridge School. Bell’s strengths in technology innovation, infrastructure, team building and non-profit management will be a great asset to the Board of the Bob Moog Foundation.

Bell states, “Bob Moog has been a true inspiration for me and many of my clients over the decades. Like Bob, my entire career has been focused on the intersection of science and creativity. It is an honor to be elected Chairman of the Board of the Bob Moog Foundation. I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to their very important mission”.

Michelle Moog-Koussa, Bryan Bell, Winter NAMM 2009

The Bob Moog Foundation was launched in 2006 after Moog’s passing with a mission to educate and inspire people through electronic music. Its work is manifested through educational and historical projects focusing on teaching children science through music, preserving Moog’s extensive archives and creating a future interactive center, the Moogseum.

The Board of Directors of the Bob Moog Foundation would like to thank Steven Heller for his three years of service as a member,  Thomas Beckett and Stu Zonder for their service as members and interim chairs and to Sean McDonald, who remains a member, for his four month service as interim co-chair.

The Bob Moog Foundation is encouraging qualified professionals with proven fundraising experience and relationships within the music, technology and education fields to apply for Board membership. Please inquire at

The Bob Moog Foundation is an independent 501 (c) (3) and is not affiliated with Moog Music, Inc.