BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The CMA Board of Directors was established in 1959, a year after CMA was founded as the first trade organization formed to promote a genre of music. Initially, the Board included nine directors and five officers. Early years of the Board featured the Chairman and President serving two-year terms in their roles.
An organized succession in CMA’s volunteer leadership was established in 2003; four Directors serve as Officers of the Board, those being Chairman, President, President-Elect, and Secretary/Treasurer. This move established a line of succession with the President-Elect moving to President and the President becoming Chairman.