The Newsroom - Article #416

The Music People Announces Promotions

January 15, 2016

The Music People (TMP) announces some exciting promotions effective January 1, 2016. John and Sharon Hennessey will assume the role of Co-President, formerly held by their father Jim Hennessey.

Jim Hennessey founded TMP in 1979 and has held the title of President since. He will now serve as Executive Chairman and will continue to have an active role in the future direction of the company in financial oversight, strategy, and product development. “John and Sharon have been a large part of the company’s growth and with this transition, TMP is in good hands” said Jim Hennessey.


Sharon Hennessey joined the company in 1989 and John in 1991, and both have filled numerous roles throughout their careers. Most recently, John served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Sharon served as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, both with TMP. The succession plan was put into place a couple of years ago, however 2016 marks the official changeover. “We have big shoes to fill, but feel prepared and excited to take the company to the next level” said John Hennessey. “We have positioned the company with many great initiatives over the last couple of years and look forward to providing our customers with the best products and service in the industry” said Sharon Hennessey.