CMA Announces New Hires, Promotions

The Country Music Association has announced several new additions and promotions to its staff.

Greg Fuson

Greg Fuson has joined the organization as its Marketing Research Director, where he brings extensive tourism knowledge from working with many convention and visitors bureaus. Fuson has also managed research projects for companies including Nortel, Cisco Systems, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Lowes, Ruby Tuesday and O’Charleys.

Ken Sanderson

In Finance and Aministration, Ken Sanderson has been hired as CMA Senior Manager of IT. He brings years of experience to the table, including IT needs for events and the entertainment industry. Jody Pace has been hired as a Staff Accountant. She holds a Master’s degree in Accounting from David Lipscomb University and has experience in accounting, HR, and business administration. Veronica Costilla has been hired as the Finance and Administration Coordinator. Costilla graduated from MTSU in Recording Industry, Production & Technology and worked with FBMM and the Haber Corporation prior to CMA.

Jody Pace

CMA’s Strategic Marketing department has added Eric Jensen and Marty Filogamo. Jensen, a 2007 graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, has been hired as Marketing Coordinator. He most recently worked in a similar role with GAC, assisting with online marketing campaigns and digital content. Filogamo, a 2010 graduate of Ball State, will take on the role of Junior Web Designer/Production Coordinator. His previous experience includes internships with the Big Machine Label Group.

Brandi Simms

CMA staffers Brandi Simms and Betsy Walker also received promotions. Simms has been promoted to Senior Manager for Membership and Balloting, where her responsibilities include overseeing the Membership department, the CMA Awards Balloting process, CMA Broadcast Awards, and inductions into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She joined CMA in 2002 as Executive Assistant to Ed Benson, before being promoted to Sr. Manager of Executive Programs in 2009.

Walker has been promoted to Senior Coordinator of Member Relations and Services, where she works closely with CMA’s membership base. A 2005 graduate of Western Carolina University, she joined the staff in 2005 as Executive Assistant to Tammy Genovese before being promoted to Senior Coordinator of Membership and Industry Relations in 2009.

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