CMA Announces New Hires & Promotions
October 25, 2010 at 2:16 PM (PT)
The COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA) has announced several new hires and recent promotions to the professional staff.
GREG FUSON has joined the staff as CMA's Marketing Research Dir. FUSON comes to CMA with extensive tourism knowledge after working with dozens of convention and visitors bureaus. He has also managed research projects for companies including NORTEL, CISCO SYSTEMS, COCA-COLA, STARBUCKS, LOWES, RUBY TUESDAY and O'CHARLEYS.
KEN SANDERSON has been hired as CMA Senior Manager of IT. SANDERSON has years of experience in Information Technology plus additional experience with IT needs for events and the entertainment industry.
JODY PACE has been hired as Staff Accountant for Finance and Administration. Jody has worked in organizations similar to CMA where she has developed a versatile set of skills in the areas of accounting, human resources and general business administration. She recently received her master's degree in Accounting from LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY.
VERONICA COSTILLA has been hired as Finance and Administration Coordinator. After graduating from MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY with a bachelor's degree in Recording Industry, Production & Technology, she has worked at entertainment law firm FLOOD, BUMSTEAD, McCREADY & McCARTHY and HABER CORPORATION prior to joining CMA.
ERIC JENSEN has been hired as Marketing Coordinator for Strategic Marketing. JENSEN most recently worked in a marketing coordinator role for television network GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY (GAC) assisting with online viral marketing programs, mobile marketing, digital video content production, and on-site marketing activations.
MARTY FILOGAMO has been hired as Junior Web Designer/Production Coordinator in the Strategic Marketing department. MARTY graduated from BALL STATE UNIVERSITY in MAY with a degree in advertising and marketing, and his experience includes internships with BIG MACHINE RECORDS and THE VALORY MUSIC CO., as well as design experience with the MILLER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS in MUNCIE, IN.
Several CMA staff members have received recent promotions including:
BRANDI SIMMS has been promoted to Senior Manager for Membership and Balloting. SIMMS joined the CMA staff in JANUARY 2002 as Executive Assistant to ED BENSON. Brandi was promoted to Sr. Manager of Executive Programs in FEBRUARY of 2009, and recently to Sr. Manager of Membership and Balloting. In addition to overseeing the Membership department, SIMMS is responsible for the CMA AWARDS Balloting process, CMA BROADCAST AWARDS, and inductions into the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME.
BETSY WALKER has been promoted to Sr. Coordinator of Member Relations and Services. WALKER joined the CMA staff in DECEMBER of 2005 as Executive Assistant to TAMMY GENOVESE. She was promoted to Sr. Coordinator of Membership and Industry Relations in JANUARY 2009, and recently to Sr. Coordinator of Member Relations and Services. WALKER works closely with CMA's membership base, recruiting members ranging from recording artists to label executives.
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