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CMA Hires Damon Whiteside as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships

CMA Hires Damon Whiteside as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today that Damon Whiteside has been hired as the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships effective Jan. 6, 2014. “Damon is a highly-accomplished marketing and branding executive with extensive senior level marketing experience and a proven track record,” said CMA President of the Board Ed Hardy. “We are fortunate to have someone with ... »

Sarah Trahern Named CMA Chief Executive Officer

Sarah Trahern Named CMA Chief Executive Officer

The CMA Board of Directors has named music and television industry veteran Sarah Trahern as CMA’s Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 1, 2014.  She joins CMA from Scripps Networks Interactive’s Great American Country (GAC) where she has been Senior Vice President and General Manager. “The CMA Board Search Committee, chaired by Board Secretary/Treasurer and Warner Music Nashville Presiden... »

CMA Announces New Hires and Promotions

CMA Announces New Hires and Promotions

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association has announced today the addition of Lindsey Jones as Receptionist, Lauren Klausing as Strategic Partnerships Assistant, Natalie Wilson as Market Research Coordinator, and the promotion of Sarah McGrady to Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships. Jones joins CMA from HK Management where she worked as an Executive Assistant to management teams for Lenny Kra... »

Jake Owen Visits CMA Staff

Jake Owen Visits CMA Staff

NASHVILLE – RCA recording artist Jake Owen visited the CMA offices in Nashville today to thank the staff for their support and present them with a commemorative plaque celebrating more than one million career albums sold. Owen recently celebrated his fourth No. 1 single, “Anywhere With You,” with a free concert at the BMI headquarters in Nashville for a crowd of more than 20,000.... »

Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman Addresses CMA Board of Directors

Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman Addresses CMA Board of Directors

NASHVILLE – Clear Channel executives were on hand yesterday at the quarterly meeting of the CMA Board Of Directors in Nashville where Clear Channel Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Pittman spoke during the opening session. L to R: Clay Hunnicut (Clear Channel), Bob Pittman (Clear Channel), Troy Tomlinson (CMA Chairman), Ed Hardy (CMA President), Tom Poleman (Clear Channel) »

CMA Additions and Promotions

CMA Additions and Promotions

CMA ADDS TAWNI FITE TO STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS DEPARTMENT AND PROMOTES BEN BENNETT, CATHERINE BLACKWELL, AND AMANDA ECKARD IN THE MARKETING DEPARTMENT NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the addition of Tawni Fite as Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, as well as the promotions of Ben Bennett to Director of Digital Strategy, Catherine Blackwell to Senior Marketing Manag... »

Search for CMA Executive Leader to Commence Immediately

Search for CMA Executive Leader to Commence Immediately

NASHVILLE – The search to replace former CMA CEO Steve Moore, who resigned from the organization on June 30, will begin in earnest, Troy Tomlinson, Chairman of the CMA Board of Directors, announced today.   “CMA Board leadership and the CMA Executive Committee have a comprehensive plan during this transition,” Tomlinson said. “Effective today, CMA Board President Ed Hardy will oversee the day... »

Steve Moore Resigns as CEO of the Country Music Association

Steve Moore Resigns as CEO of the Country Music Association

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association (CMA) Board of Directors announced today thatSteve Moore has submitted his resignation as Chief Executive Officer, effective June 30, 2013. Moore said, “After nearly four years in this position, and given the phenomenal success that the CMA team has achieved, this seemed like an appropriate time to step aside and pursue other corporate and philanthro... »

CMA Announces Recent Hires and Promotions

CMA Announces Recent Hires and Promotions

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association is pleased to announce recent hires and staff promotions including: Communications Courtney Beebe joins CMA as Communications Assistant Finance and Administration Ken Sanderson has been promoted to Director of Information Technology (IT) Keris Patton has been promoted to the Manager of Accounting Services Taylor Tapp has been promoted to Senior Technical S... »

CMA Recognizes Outgoing Board Leadership

CMA Recognizes Outgoing Board Leadership

NASHVILLE – In recognition of their volunteer service to the CMA Board of Directors, outgoing CMA Chairman Gary Overton, Sony Music Entertainment Nashville Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and incoming CMA Chairman Troy Tomlinson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, were presented the crystal gavel and globe, respectively, by CMA Chief Executive Officer S... »

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