Thursday, December 1, 2011
– Luke Bryan and former RCA label head Joe Galante were elected to the the Country Music Association Board of Directors earlier this week. They begin working immediately.
CMA Board President Gary Overton, Sony Music Entertainment Nashville Chairman and CEO, now assumes the position of CMA Board Chairman from Steve Buchanan, Gaylord Entertainment Senior Vice President of Media and Entertainment. Troy Tomlinson, President and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, was named President-Elect. Jessie Schmidt, President of Schmidt Relations, remains Secretary/Treasurer for a second year. 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.
Directors By Membership Category
Advertising Agency/PR/Marketing: Mary Hilliard Harrington, The GreenRoom PR
Affiliated: Nancy Shapiro, NARAS, Joe Galante, Galante Entertainment Organization
Artist: Jay DeMarcus, Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan
Broadcast Air Talent: Charlie Cook, West Virginia Radio Corp., Morgantown, W.Va., Blair Garner, After Midnight with Blair Garner, Premiere Radio Networks
Composer: Bob DiPiero, Love Monkey Music, Brett James, Cornman Music
Entertainment Services: Stacey Schlitz, Schlitz Law
International: Ian Ashbridge, Wrasse Records, U.K., Bob Shennan, BBC, U.K.
Music Publisher/PRO: Tim DuBois, Tim DuBois Entertainment, Troy Tomlinson, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Musician: Biff Watson, Biff-Bangs Productions
Personal Manager: Ken Levitan, Vector Management, Bill Simmons, The Fitzgerald Hartley Company
Producer/Engineer/Studio: Dann Huff, Dann Huff Productions
Radio: Jaye Albright, Albright & O'Malley, Bainbridge Island, Wash., Clay Hunnicutt, Clear Channel Communications, Atlanta, Ga.
Record Company: Gary Overton, Sony Music Entertainment. Mike Dungan, EMI Capitol Records
Charlie Anderson, Anderson Merchandisers, Knoxville, Tenn.
Rob Beckham, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC
Talent Buyer/Venue: Larry Vallon, AEG Live!, Los Angeles, Louis Messina, The Messina Group
Television/Video/Media: Mark Shimmel, Turner Networks