Encino, CA (Celebrityaccess) – The Academy of Country Music has tapped Grand Ole Opry veteran Pete Fisher as the Academy’s new Chief Executive Officer.
He will take the helm beginning Monday, January 30, 2017 after relocating from Nashville, TN to Los Angeles, CA.
Fisher most recently served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, a post he held for 17 years, helping to oversee the expansion of the organization's transition into the digital world, both on the web and via satellite radio.
Fisher will be only the second Chief Executive Officer in the Academy’s 53-year-history. Bob Romeo stepped down from the post in May of 2016 after 13 years at the organization. Prior to that, the Academy was managed day-to-day by Fran Boyd and Bill Boyd, dating back to the Academy’s inception in 1964.
At the Opry, Fisher oversaw all activities of the world's longest-running radio show and the historic 4,400 seat venue. Fisher managed the daily operations of the Grand Ole Opry House, and produced its weekly Opry shows along with numerous audio projects and television specials.
Fisher will relocate with his wife, Hope, from their home in Brentwood, Tennessee to Los Angeles in the coming weeks. – Staff Writers