NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association held their annual Board of Directors election meeting in Nashville this week and approved a new slate of directors whose terms commences imemdiately.
Sony Music Entertainment Nashville Chairman and CEO will step up to the post of CMA Board Chairman and Tony Tomlinson, President and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing has been named as president elect. Jessie Schmidt, President of Schmidt Relations, remains Secretary/Treasurer for a second year and the CMA Board President will be announced at a later date.
"On behalf of the CMA's Board of Directors, our membership, and the CMA staff, I want to recognize outgoing Board Chair Steve Buchanan and thank him for his steady and insightful leadership over the last year and a half," said Overton.
Following is a list of CMA Directors and Directors at Large:
Directors By Membership Category
Carryover Directors, who are serving the second year of a two-year term, are followed by newly-elected Directors (indicated in bold).
Mary Hilliard Harrington, The GreenRoom PR
Nancy Shapiro, NARAS
Joe Galante, Galante Entertainment Organization
Jay DeMarcus, Rascal Flatts
Broadcast Air Talent
Charlie Cook, West Virginia Radio Corp., Morgantown, W.Va.
Blair Garner, After Midnight with Blair Garner, Premiere Radio Networks
Bob DiPiero, Love Monkey Music
Brett James, Cornman Music
Stacey Schlitz, Schlitz Law
Ian Ashbridge, Wrasse Records, U.K.
Bob Shennan, BBC, U.K.
Tim DuBois, Tim DuBois Entertainment
Troy Tomlinson, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Biff Watson, Biff-Bangs Productions, Inc.
Ken Levitan, Vector Management
Bill Simmons, The Fitzgerald Hartley Company
Dann Huff, Dann Huff Productions
Jaye Albright, Albright & O'Malley, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Clay Hunnicutt, Clear Channel Communications, Atlanta, Ga.
Gary Overton, Sony Music Entertainment
Mike Dungan, EMI Capitol Records
Charlie Anderson, Anderson Merchandisers, Knoxville, Tenn.
Rob Beckham, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC
Larry Vallon, AEG Live!, Los Angeles, Calif.
Louis Messina, The Messina Group
Mark Shimmel, Turner Networks
J. William Denny
Ralph Peer II
Jim Free, The Smith-Free Group, Washington, D.C.
Kyle Young, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
-CelebrityAccess Staff Writers