Search committee looks for new CMA head
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
– John Esposito, president/CEO of Warner Nashville and Secretary/Treasurer of the CMA Board of Directors, will lead the 10-member search committee looking for an executive leader for the Country Music Association.
"Country music is stronger than ever, which provides numerous possibilities as we look for our next chief executive officer," said CMA Board President Ed Hardy. "CMA was created to advance country music around the globe and represent the business interests of all our constituent groups. This search provides CMA a tremendous opportunity to evaluate our evolving needs, select the ideal leader to address them and execute the best strategy for continued growth. It's also an attractive opportunity for a senior level executive with a passion for the industry."
The committee is comprised of veteran CMA Board members. The group is charged with defining the duties and establishing the necessary qualifications for potential applicants, screening and interviewing them, and presenting a recommendation to the CMA Board of Directors, according to Hardy, who is serving as the CMA Board liaison with the CMA management team during the transition.
Resumes from potential candidates can be submitted at CMAsearch@yahoo.com.
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