NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Beginning Jan. 1, Country Music Association (CMA) will operate under a reconfigured staff leadership structure adopted by the organization's board of directors.
Ed Benson, CMA's executive director, will serve as chief strategic officer and associate executive director. Tammy Genovese has received a promotion and will become chief operating officer.
CMA has not had those two positions previously. Genovese will take on duties as CMA's chief staff executive, supplanting the executive director position. Benson and Genovese will report directly to the CMA Executive Committee.
Benson joined CMA in 1979 as its first associate executive director and was promoted to executive director in 1992. Genovese has been with CMA since 1985, first working as administrative services coordinator.
Among CMA's members are more than 6,000 companies and music industry professionals from around the world.