The Country Music Association has promoted Cory Chapman to Director of Marketing, announced CMA Senior Director of Marketing Tammy Donham today (5/19).
“During his tenure with CMA, Cory has shown a strategic vision and commitment to our department and organization that has significantly contributed to our many recent successes,” said Donham. “His creative skills, marketing expertise and leadership abilities have made him an integral member of the CMA team and he is highly deserving of this recognition.”
As Director of Marketing, Chapman is responsible for overseeing ticket sales advertising and promotional campaigns for CMA Music Festival and the CMA Awards – including print, broadcast and online initiatives, and media planning. He is active in developing promotional campaigns with event partners including the ABC Television Network, the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and cable networks CMT and GAC. He also works with network affiliates and other event partners to promote tune-in for the CMA Awards and CMA Music Festival television special.
“CMA gave me an opportunity to complete an internship nine years ago, and this promotion marks another in a long line of opportunities” Chapman commented. “I’m fortunate to work with incredibly talented colleagues and mentors from whom I learn new things every day. We’ve achieved great success together, and we have many exciting projects ahead.”
Chapman began his career at CMA in 2001 as an intern in the Communications Department. He was hired in early 2003 as Communications Assistant and promoted to Communications Coordinator in 2004 before moving into a Marketing Coordinator position later that year. He was promoted to Marketing Manager in 2006 and to Senior Marketing Manager in 2007. Chapman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Contemporary Media and Journalism, with emphases in Advertising and Public Relations, from the University of South Dakota.