NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess) – The Country Music Association announced that they have elected tha new board of directors, with appointments are effective on Jan. 1, 2015.
As Ed Hardy completes his term as Chairman of the Board, he will be replaced by Frank Bumstead, Chairman of Flood, Bumstead, McCready, & McCarthy, Inc.
CMA President-Elect John Esposito, President and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, will become President. Sally Williams, Vice President of Business and Partnership Development of Ryman Auditorium, has been named President-Elect. Jessie Schmidt, President of Schmidt Relations, returns as Secretary/Treasurer of the CMA Board.
“Ed Hardy has been an important part of CMA’s growth and success this year,” said Bumstead. “I am fortunate to follow my very good friend in this important position and intend to keep him involved in the Association so that we do not lose the benefit of his experience and knowledge of CMA and its staff. And on behalf of the entire Board, I thank Sarah Trahern for the effective leadership transition she has managed over the past year. I’m also looking forward to collaborating with John Esposito and Sally Williams – who are each respected, passionate leaders in the community – to take CMA to new heights in 2015.” – Staff Writers