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CMA Leaders Up And Up

NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Country Music Association has promoted Tammy Donham, Ben Bennett, and Catherine Blackwell to new positions in the organization's Strategic Marketing Department, announced CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore.

Donham has been promoted to Vice President of Marketing from her previous position as Senior Director of Marketing. She began her employment with CMA in 1996. She is responsible for overseeing advertising and promotional campaigns for the CMA Awards, CMA Music Festival, and CMA Country Christmas events and television specials – including radio, out-of-home, print, broadcast and online initiatives.

Donham works closely with ABC Television Marketing, Synergy, and Affiliate teams, as well as other event partners, to maximize promotional opportunities for CMA properties across all platforms.

Bennett has been promoted to Senior Manager of Digital Strategy. He was previously the Manager of Digital Consumer Marketing. Bennett was hired by CMA in 2008 as the organization's first Online and Mobile Marketing Manager.

Before joining CMA, Bennett worked at Clear Channel Communications in Panama City, Fla., starting as Marketing Director before being promoted to Online Sales Manager. Prior to Clear Channel, he was employed by CMT as Consumer Marketing Project Manager.
Blackwell has been promoted to Marketing Manager from her previous position as Senior Marketing Coordinator. She joined CMA in 2004 as Membership Administration Assistant. She reports to CMA Director of Marketing Cory Chapman.
Before working at CMA, Blackwell worked for at Spring Hill Music in sales support, accounts receivable, and artist customer service. Prior to Spring Hill, she worked for Cigna Healthcare as a clerical assistant.

— Crystal Lynn Huntoon