By Pauline France

The Music & Sound Retailer recently interviewed Lori McCallian to discuss her background, responsibilities, and the future of the Dean Markley brand.

McCallian, who was appointed CEO of Dean Markley USA in May of 2012, told the MS Retailer that prior to joining Dean Markley she spent time in the insurance and financial services industries, and that joining Dean Markley was the perfect opportunity for her to combine her two passions.

“Becoming part of the Dean Markley team was appealing to me because I valued and identified with the 40-year successful history of the company,” said McCallian. “In addition, as a long-time piano player and music fan, this was a great opportunity to combine two of my favorite things: music and business.”

See what else McCallian had to say at