Staff

Department and Staff

Executive

SARAH TRAHERN 

Chief Executive Officer

MECHALLE MYERS

Executive Assistant

Awards & Industry Relations

BRANDI SIMMS

Senior Director of Awards & Industry Relations

ANGELA STRADER (ROLAND) 

Awards and Industry Relations Assistant

BRENDEN OLIVER

Manager of Awards & Industry Relations

Business Affairs

KEVIN WILSON

Senior Vice President of Business Affairs

AARON HARTLEY

Director of Business Affairs

MEREDITH GOUCHER

Business Affairs Coordinator

Communications

AMBER WILLIAMS

Vice President, Communications & Talent Relations

CATHARINE McNELLY

Director of Communications

KRISTA DIAL

Manager of Media Relations

LISA VALENTINE

Communications Coordinator

Community Outreach

TIFFANY KERNS

Director of Community Outreach

LINDSEY JONES

Community Outreach Coordinator

Finance and Administration

AMY SMARTT

Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration

KEN SANDERSON

Director of Information Technology

MELISSA MAYNARD

Senior Manager of Administrative Services

JENNIFER CROWDER

Senior Manager of Accounting Services

JUSTIN RANDALL

Network Manager

KATHY GILLIHAN 

Administrative Services Assistant / Receptionist

BEN BALCH

Senior Manager of Budgets

TAYLOR TAPP

Systems and Applications Administrator

MARYANN DICKS

Finance and Administration Specialist

ANGELA BROWN

Accounting Coordinator

International

BOBBI BOYCE

Director of International Relations

Live Events

CHRIS CRAWFORD

Senior Director of Live Events

DIANE BEARDEN-ENRIGHT

Senior Manager of Meetings and Logistics

KRIS KENNEDY

Senior Manager of Events

VILMA SALINAS

Senior Manager of Event Logistics

CHRIS HARRINGTON 

Manager of Event Ticketing

GREG PITMAN

Production Manager

MANDI NAYLOR

Live Events Coordinator

Marketing and Strategic Partnerships

DAMON WHITESIDE

Chief Marketing Officer

LIZZIE DANIEL

Vice President of Marketing

ALEX SHARP

Executive Assistant, Marketing and Communications

CATHERINE FRIZZELL

Senior Director of Marketing

MARY OVEREND

Senior Marketing Manager

ALINA THOMPSON 

Marketing and Partnerships Manager

KATHERINE WONG

Marketing and Social Coordinator

MERYL JOHNSON

Director of Digital Strategy

BOBBY DIRIENZO

Digital Strategy Manager

TAYLOR VIEGUT

Digital Coordinator

AMANDA ECKARD

Director of Creative Services

MARTY FILOGAMO

Brand and Design Specialist

EMILY EVANS

Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships

LARA HENLEY

Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships

KEVIN COFFEY

Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships

HALEY STEINBUCHEL

Strategic Partnerships Coordinator

KAREN STUMP

Senior Director of Market Research

COURTNEY LEDFORD 

Senior Manager of Market Research

Employment

CMA is committed to promoting Country Music in all forms through its two biggest galas, CMA Music Festival and the CMA Awards, and numerous other high profile events and projects throughout the year.

The Association is always looking for bright, energetic, hard-working people with a passion for Country Music and an unyielding thirst for challenges. A variety of internships are available in each department at CMA and volunteer opportunities are available for CMA Music Festival and the CMA Awards.

Find information below about different ways you can contribute your talents and skills at CMA.

Current Openings

MARKET RESEARCH ANALYST 

CREATIVE CONTENT PROJECT MANAGER 

SR.  MANAGER MARKET RESEARCH

Internships

CMA provides opportunities for continuing education through internships in many different concentrations. CMA’s philosophy is more about learning-by-doing and not just by observation. Working with CMA will provide valuable insights into the operations of CMA, as well as provide an opportunity to participate in activities within the entertainment industry.

Spring

JANUARY – JUNE 2018

Application Opens – October 2017

 

 

Summer

MAY – AUGUST 2018

Application Opens – January

 

 

Fall

AUGUST – DECEMBER 2018

Application Opens – February 2018