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 

Awards & Industry Relations Coordinator

BRENDEN OLIVER

Senior Manager, Awards & Industry Relations

Business Affairs

KEVIN WILSON

Senior Vice President of Business Affairs

AARON HARTLEY

Director of Business Affairs

MEREDITH GOUCHER

Manager of Business Affairs

Communications

CATHARINE McNELLY

Senior Director of Communications

KRISTA DIAL

Manager of Media Relations

STEPHANIE SHANK

Manager of Production & Talent Relations

LISA VALENTINE

Project Manager, Communications

Community Outreach

TIFFANY KERNS

Executive Director, CMA Foundation

LINDSEY JONES

Project Manager of Community Outreach

FALON KEITH

Grants Associate

KATE KALTENBACH

CMA EDU 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

JUSTIN RANDALL

Network Manager

KATHY GILLIHAN 

Administrative Services Assistant / Receptionist

ANGELA BROWN

Accounts Payable Manager

BEN BALCH

Director of Accounting and Financial Planning

TAYLOR TAPP

Systems and Applications Administrator

MARYANN DICKS

Finance & Administration Manager

ROXANNE ORR

Operations Assistant

Human Resources

MELISSA HEWETT

Vice President of Human Resources

International

BOBBI BOYCE

Director of International Relations

MILLY OLYKAN

Vice President of International Relations and Development

KATHERINE WONG

International Relations Coordinator

Live Events

CHRIS CRAWFORD

Senior Director of Live Events

KRIS KENNEDY

Live Events Producer

EMILY ARVANITIS

Live Events Coordinator

CHRIS HARRINGTON 

Senior Manager Live Events

GREG PITMAN

Senior Manager Production

TREV WOOTEN

Warehouse/Logistics Coordinator

KATIE STOREY

Project Manager Live Events

Marketing and Strategic Partnerships

DAMON WHITESIDE

Chief Marketing Officer

ALEX SHARP

Executive Assistant, Marketing and Communications

CATHERINE FRIZZELL

Senior Director of Marketing

MARY OVEREND

Director, Marketing and Consumer Engagement

TYLER TORTI

Senior Director of Creative Content

MARTY FILOGAMO

Brand and Design Specialist

BOBBY DIRIENZO

Digital Marketing Manager

TAYLOR VIEGUT

Digital Marketing Project Manager

KEVIN COFFEY

Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships

AMANDA ECKARD

Director of Creative Services

PAMELA HOTHORN

Creative Content Project Manager

MICHAEL FARRIS

Senior Manager of Consumer Research

EMILY EVANS

Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships

LARA HENLEY

Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships

MEGAN SYKES

Director of Sales Development and Strategy

HALEY STEINBUCHEL

Partnerships Project Manager

KAREN STUMP

Senior Director of Market Research

SARA STILE

Manager, Marketing and Media

MICHELLE KIRK

Director, Integrated Marketing

DEVIN SAMUEL

Social Marketing Coordinator

Employment

CMA is committed to promoting Country Music in all forms through its two biggest galas, CMA Fest 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 Fest and the CMA Awards.

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

Current Openings

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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 2019

Application Opens – October 2018

 

 

Summer

MAY – AUGUST 2019

Application Opens – January 2019

 

 

Fall

AUGUST – DECEMBER 2019

Application Opens – February 2019