Joni Foraker Dies

Borman Entertainment VP Joni Foraker died March 16th after a prolonged illness, the Tennessean reported.

Foraker, 48, began her career with DiCesare-Engler Productions, in Pittsburgh. She moved on to New York City in the early ’80s to join ICM as an agents’ assistant and later to management firm The Mark Spector Company. There she worked with artists including 38 Special, Patty Smyth, and Joan Baez on touring, promotion and publicity.

After relocating to Los Angeles to oversee all aspects of touring for Mark Spector’s clients, she joined Borman as director of tour operations in 1992.

During her time at Borman, she helped guide the careers of a number of artists including Trace Adkins, Faith Hill, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Keith Urban.