Air Surdoval Named Director, Corporate Communications & Media Relations At Nashville BMI Office
August 8, 2011 at 8:05 AM (PT)
BMI has named ARI SURDOVAL to the role of Director, Corporate Communications & Media Relations. SURDOVAL will be based in BMI’s NASHVILLE office and will report to Senior Director, Media Relations KAY CLARY. SURDOVAL will direct press campaigns, create editorial content, and develop corporate and branding communications for both the business and creative communities.
“ARI is that rare combination of thinker and executor,” said CLARY. “He will be an asset to BMI’s licensees, songwriters, and staff members alike, helping carry the message that BMI is a vital link in the chain that sustains the musical creativity we all get to enjoy. In a way, his approach mirrors BMI itself—an ideal marriage of creative and business.”
Most recently, SURDOVAL was a Communications Specialist for PORTER NOVELLI, where he created editorial, web and social media content, as well as messaging for members of the agency's executive committee. He also served as the Editorial Director of GIBSON GUITAR CORP., where he developed the company’s editorial, web and marketing services. Prior to his post at GIBSON, ARI was Managing Editor of PERFORMING SONGWRITER magazine.