The Country Music Association has detailed three new hires, plus a few promotions and reassignments across departments.
In Communications, Amanda Eckard has been promoted to Senior Manager of Creative Services from Manager of Creative Services and former Tennessean reporter Christian Bottorff has joined the staff as Manager of Creative Services. Eckard will focus on the design and production of CMA’s numerous printed and online products including the award-winning CMA Awards Program Book, CMA Music Festival Pocket Guide, CMA Songwriter Series posters, as well as development of logos and tools for CMA’s various initiatives including CMA Awards Red Carpet, CMA Sound HealthCare, CMA Foundation, CMA EDU, and CMA’s music education campaign Keep the Music Playing.
In Finance and Administration, Aaron Hartley has been promoted to Senior Manager of Administrative Services from Manager, and Shereme Siewnarine has been promoted to Senior Manager of Financial Services from Manager. In addition to Hartley’s responsibilities related to accounts payable and accounts receivable, he works to secure talent agreements and publishing licenses for CMA’s television properties. He monitors compliance with union rules for payments to artists, musicians, directors, and writers and is CMA’s insurance broker liaison. Siewnarine joined CMA in 2007 as Manager of Financial Services. She is instrumental in CMA’s annual budgeting process and is currently coordinating a major restructuring of CMA’s chart of accounts.
Two CMA Finance and Administration staff members have been reassigned including Melissa Maynard, who is Operations and Administration Coordinator, and Stephanie Hodges, who is CMA Receptionist.
In Strategic Marketing, former intern Amanda Horenkamp re-joins the Marketing department as Marketing Coordinator. Horenkamp is a May 2010 graduate of Lincoln Memorial University with a degree in Marketing. In addition to her internship at CMA, her experience includes management, sales and HR functions with Enterprise Rent-a-Car in Nashville.
In Strategic Partnerships, Sarah McGrady was promoted to Manager of Strategic Partnerships from Senior Coordinator of Strategic Partnerships, Angela Mendenhall was promoted to Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships from Manager of Strategic Partnerships, and Wes Perry joins the team as Coordinator of Partner Programs.