CMA Re-sets Executive Hierarchy
Ed Hardy Takes Over As Chairman Jan. 1st
December 30, 2013 at 6:51 AM (PT)
CMA Board Pres. ED HARDY is set to assume the post of Chairman of THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION on JAN. 1st, as TROY TOMLINSON steps down, the TENNESSEEAN reports. Succeeding HARDY as President will be FLOOD, BUMSTEAD, MCCREADY, & MCCARTHY INC. Chairman FRANK BUMSTEAD. WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE Pres./CEO JOHN ESPOSITO has been named Pres.-elect, while SCHMIDT RELATIONS Pres. JESSIE SCHMIDT will become the new secretary-treasurer of the board.
“This year has been a very active and demanding year on many fronts for our board leadership,” HARDY said. “TROY TOMLINSON has been an inspiring, thoughtful and passionate leader and friend to me and the CMA Board this year. We have had many exciting successes in 2013 and I am so excited to be able to follow TROY and work closely with my friend, FRANK BUMSTEAD and our new CEO, SARAH TRAHERN, as we collaborate with our great board to take the CMA to new heights.”
“This is a very exciting time to serve as president of the industry’s premier trade association," BUMSTEAD said. "CMA is at a pivotal point with new staff leadership and unequaled success with our core initiatives.”