Ed Hardy To Retire From GAC-TV, Sarah Trahern Will Step In
September 13, 2012 at 2:47 PM (PT)
GAC-TV Pres. ED HARDY plans to retire at the end of 2012. HARDY has been with GAC-TV since it was bought by SCRIPPS NETWORKS in 2004. He will be succeeded by VP/GM SARAH TRAHERN.
"ED HARDY assembled an incredibly gifted team and established GAC as the leader in Country music entertainment," SCRIPPS Pres./Chairman/CEO KENNETH W. LOWE said. "Under ED’s leadership, GAC has expanded its distribution and grown its revenue. He’s led the way to GAC’s emergence as a credible force in a competitive media environment."
"I am so proud of the GAC team and all we have accomplished in the last eight years," said HARDY. "With few exceptions, I have spent most of the last 44 years involved in the media industry. Now, it’s time to take a break and do some things I have always wanted to do with my wife and partner, KIM. I won’t call it a ‘bucket list,’ but there is a list."
HARDY will continue his involvement in the NASHVILLE community as incoming Chair of the NASHVILLE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU and President elect of the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA).
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