CMA Elects New Board of Directors Scott Frans December 16, 2013 NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the new Board of Directors. The appointments are effective on Jan. 1, 2014. Troy Tomlinson, President and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville, completes his term as Chairman of the CMA Board and current CMA Board President Ed Hardy assumes that post. President Elect, Frank Bumstead, Chairman of Flood, Bumstead, McCready, & McCarthy, Inc., becomes President of the Board. John Esposito, President & CEO of Warner Music Nashville, has been named President-Elect. Jessie Schmidt, President of Schmidt Relations, will become the new Secretary/Treasurer of the CMA Board. “This year has been a very active and demanding year on many fronts for our Board leadership,” said Hardy. “Troy Tomlinson has been an inspiring, thoughtful and passionate leader and friend to me and the CMA Board this year. We have had many exciting successes in 2013 and I am so excited to be able to follow Troy and work closely with my friend, Frank Bumstead and our new CEO, Sarah Trahern, as we collaborate with our great Board to take the CMA to new heights.” “This is a very exciting time to serve as President of the industry’s premier trade association,” said Bumstead. “CMA is at a pivotal point with new staff leadership and unequaled success with our core initiatives. I’m looking forward to the future and serving our industry alongside my good friend Ed Hardy.” Following is a list of 2014 CMA Directors and Directors at Large: Directors By Membership Category Carryover Directors, who are serving the second year of a two-year term, are followed by newly-elected Directors (indicated in bold). Advertising Agency/PR/Marketing Jeff Walker, The AristoMedia Group Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media, LLC Affiliated Steve Buchanan, Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Tim DuBois, AMP, Inc. Artist Kix Brooks, Don’t Miss This, LLC Karen Fairchild, Little Big Town Broadcast Programming/Air Talent Mike Moore, Entercom Communications, Portland, Ore. Becky Brenner, Albright & O’Malley & Brenner Country Radio Specialists, Seattle, Wash. Composer Tom Douglas, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Shane McAnally, Smack Songs, LLC Entertainment Services Frank Bumstead, Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, Inc. Dwight Wiles, Smith Wiles & Company International Rob Potts, Rob Potts Entertainment Edge, Five Dock, Australia Milly Olykan, AEG Europe, London, United Kingdom Music Publisher/Performing Rights Organization Jody Williams, BMI Pat Higdon, Patrick Joseph Music Musician Charles Judge, Charles Judge Music Glenn Worf Personal Manager Clarence Spalding, Spalding Entertainment Marion Kraft, ShopKeeper Management Producer/Engineer/Studio Jeff Stevens, Jeff Stevens Music Radio Management Natalie Conner, 92.5 WXTU, Philadelphia Charlie Morgan, Emmis Communications, Indianapolis, Ind. Record Company John Esposito, Warner Music Nashville Gary Overton, Sony Music Nashville Talent Agent Kevin Neal, Buddy Lee Attractions Talent Buyer/Promoter Tony Conway, Conway Entertainment Group, LLC Larry Vallon, AEG Live, Los Angeles, Calif. Television/Video/Media Lon Helton, Country Aircheck Brian Philips, CMT/MTV Networks/Viacom Venue Sally Williams, Ryman Auditorium Lifetime Directors J. William Denny, Denny Properties Ralph Peer II, peermusic Ex-Officio Members Jim Free, The Smith-Free Group, LLC, Washington, D.C. Kyle Young, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Directors at Large: Charlie Anderson, Anderson Media Corporation, Knoxville, Tenn. Rob Beckham, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC Dierks Bentley Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Label Group Luke Bryan Charlie Cook, West Virginia Radio Corp., Morgantown, W.Va. Jay DeMarcus, Rascal Flatts John Dickey, Cumulus Media, Atlanta, Ga. Bob DiPiero, Love Monkey Music Chris DuBois, Sea Gayle Music Mike Dungan, Universal Music Group Nashville Ann Edelblute, The H.Q. Kerri Edwards, Red Light Management Ted Ellis, CMT Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Joe Galante, Galante Entertainment Organization Ed Hardy Clint Higham, Morris Artists Management, LLC John Huie, Creative Artists Agency Clay Hunnicutt, Clear Channel Communications Brett James, Cornman Music Kurt Johnson, Townsquare Media, Dallas, Texas Michael Knox, peermusic Darin Lashinsky, National Shows 2 Ken Levitan, Vector Management Jon Loba, Broken Bow Records Michael Martin, ASCAP Deb McDermott, Media General, Inc. Brian O’Connell, Live Nation Jason Owen, Sandbox Entertainment David Ross, BossRoss Media Stacey Schlitz, Schlitz Law Jessie Schmidt, Schmidt Relations Sally Seitz, iTunes Victoria Shaw, Songalicious Publishing Bob Shennan, BBC, London Bill Simmons, The Fitzgerald Hartley Company Troy Tomlinson, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Mike Vaden, Decosimo Vaden Ben Vaughn, Warner/Chappell Music Ed Warm, Joe’s Bar, Chicago, Ill. Chris Young Click for photos of Board of Directors history.