CMA Announces Three New Hires





NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association has announced the addition of three new hires. Kate Kaltenbach joins as CMA EDU Coordinator, Devin Samuel joins as Social Marketing Coordinator, and Katie Storey joins as Live Events Coordinator.

Kaltenbach comes to CMA from Klein’s Entertainment, where she acted as a talent buyer and social media consultant. Her responsibilities included managing social media activity, consulting with clients and overseeing event coordination. She interned with CMA in the Community Outreach department where she assisted in implementing CMA EDU and CMA Foundation initiatives, working with several teams to ensure a consistent brand message for the department. Kaltenbach’s responsibilities at CMA now include overseeing development for CMA EDU chapters, executing expansion efforts and membership outreach. She graduated from Ohio State University with a BS in Business Administration. Kaltenbach reports to CMA Foundation Executive Director, Tiffany Kerns. Reach her here.

Prior to her new role, Samuel provided support to CMA’s Creative Services and Marketing teams since 2015, managing photographers and editors for CMA events including the CMA Awards and CMA Fest. She also provided media and street marketing assistance for the Pilgrimage Music Festival. Samuel’s position as Social Marketing Coordinator at CMA includes analyzing and monitoring campaigns, strategically growing engagement for CMA’s social networks, and content management. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a BS in Music Business. Samuel reports to CMA Senior Marketing Manager, Mary Overend. Reach her here.

Storey previously provided event production assistance for the CMA Awards, CMA Fest and the Pilgrimage Music Festival, in addition to serving as a production assistant for artists including Barenaked Ladies and Kris Kristofferson. Storey is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a BS in Music Business. In her new role, Storey is instrumental in the success of CMA’s live events, which includes ticketing and credentials management, overseeing vendor contracts and providing logistics for CMA Songwriters Series. She reports to CMA Senior Director of Live Events, Chris Crawford. Reach her here.

In addition, Lindsey Jones has been named Project Manager for the CMA Foundation, while Katherine Wong moves from Marketing and Social Coordinator to a new role as Marketing Coordinator.

About the Country Music Association
Founded in 1958 and celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2018, the Country Music Association is the first trade organization formed to promote a type of music. In 1961, CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame to recognize artists and industry professionals with Country Music’s highest honor. More than 7,400 music industry professionals and companies from around the globe are members of CMA. The organization’s objectives are to serve as an educational and professional resource for the industry and advance the growth of Country Music around the world. This is accomplished through CMA’s core initiatives: the CMA Awards, which annually recognize outstanding achievement in the industry; CMA Fest, which benefits the CMA Foundation and music education and is taped for a three-hour network television special, “CMA Fest”; and “CMA Country Christmas,” featuring Country artists performing original music and Christmas classics for broadcast during the holiday season. All of CMA’s television properties air on the ABC Television network.

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Kate Kaltenbach, CMA EDU Coordinator Photo: Courtesy of Kate Kaltenbach

Devin Samuel, CMA Social Marketing Coordinator Photo: Courtesy of Devin Samuel

Katie Storey, CMA Live Events Coordinator Photo: Courtesy of Katie Storey