Sarah Trahern To Join Country Music Association As CEO
November 12, 2013 at 9:42 AM (PT)
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY (GAC-TV) Sr. VP/GM SARAH TRAHERN will join the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION as CEO, effective WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1st, 2014.
"The CMA BOARD Search Committee, chaired by Board Secretary/Treasurer and WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE Pres./CEO JOHN ESPOSITO, conducted a thoughtful, thorough nationwide search to find the best possible candidates -- and there were many. But not surprisingly, the best person was right here in our industry in NASHVILLE," said CMA Board of Directors Chairman TROY TOMLINSON. "SARAH possesses the leadership skills, diverse qualities, relationships, and extensive experience necessary to collaborate with the CMA Board of Directors to expand the mission and strategic objectives of the CMA while being mindful of the unique legacy and spirit of the organization."
TRAHERN said, "I moved to NASHVILLE in 1995 to combine my experience in live television with my passion for music and especially, Country music. Now, years later, to be able to serve as leader of the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION is an exciting challenge. I look forward to collaborating with the Board, the management team, staff, and the membership to continue to grow our genre in multiple arenas. It’s an exciting and dynamic time in the Country music business with tremendous growth opportunities as well as an ever changing marketplace. The ratings success of the ‘CMA AWARDS’ last WEEK is indicative of the strength of our genre across multiple demographic groups."
As ALL ACCESS previously reported (NET NEWS 7/1), CMA CEO STEVE MOORE resigned from the position in JULY.