CMA Hires Matthew Seaton

The Country Music Association has announced the hiring of Matthew Seaton as Community Outreach Manager.

In this role, Seaton will work closely with The CMA Foundation to create, develop, and implement CMA’s community outreach initiatives, including the Keep the Music Playing music education program and CMA EDU, the organization’s college/university outreach program. Seaton will oversee PSA campaigns and related promotional programming, as well as managing the grant process for the CMA Foundation. He will report to Amy Smartt, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration.

“Matthew’s skills and experience make him an excellent choice for CMA’s first-ever Community Outreach Manager,” said Smartt. “CMA and The CMA Foundation both look forward to working with him as we continue to develop our community outreach initiatives and expand CMA EDU even further.”

Seaton was most recently the Partnership Program Director for the PENCIL Foundation, where he spent nearly two years recruiting and managing partnerships between Metro Nashville Public Schools and more than 200 local businesses and organizations and composed successful grant requests. Prior to that, he served as the Assistant Director of Operations for Mission Encounter, Inc. Previously, he served two years as Clinical Supervisor, Intercept and CHOICES Program for Youth Villages. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Religion with a Minor in Psychology from Trevecca Nazarene University.


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