Academy of Country Music Promotes Six Staffers

Pictured (clockwise, from top left): Gentry Alverson, Janet Edbrooke, Kathryn Nauman, Jon Sands, Lindsay Potts, Taylor Payne.

Pictured (clockwise, from top left): Gentry Alverson, Janet Edbrooke, Kathryn Nauman, Jon Sands, Lindsay Potts, Taylor Payne.

The Academy of Country Music has promoted six staffers across several departments, including Gentry Alverson, Janet Edbrooke, Kathryn Nauman, Taylor Payne, Lindsay Potts and Jon Sands. Positions are based out of the Academy’s headquarters in Encino, California, as well as the Nashville satellite office.

Alverson has been promoted to Coordinator, Administration & Membership. He was previously an assistant at the ACM’s administration department. In his new role, Alverson will coordinate overall administration of the ACM office with a focus on professional membership, finance and Board of Directors communication. He reports to Tiffany Moon, Executive Vice President, Managing Director.

Edbrooke has been promoted to Coordinator, Operations & Events. Edbrooke interned at the ACM’s Operations & Events department before joining full-time as assistant in 2014. In her new role as Coordinator, Edbrooke will oversee operations for the ACM Awards team, including sponsor fulfillment, credentials, catering, transportation, red carpet logistics and the All-Star Jam official after party. She will also coordinate logistics for the quarterly ACM Board of Directors meetings and will assist with the annual ACM Honors event. She reports to Erick Long, Senior Vice President, Operations & Events.

Nauman has been promoted to Manager, Operations & Events. Nauman joined the Academy full-time after graduating from Arizona State University. In her new role as Manager, Kathryn will oversee operations and logistics for the ACM Party for a Cause Festival. She reports to Long.

Payne has been promoted to Coordinator, Creative & Content Production. After interning for ACM Lifting Lives, Payne continued on full-time as an assistant in the Creative & Content Production and PR & Marketing departments. In her new role as Coordinator, Payne will help coordinate the day-to-day management of the Academy’s websites, photo archives, A-List eblasts and ACM Tempo, among other duties. Payne reports to Lisa Lee, Senior Vice President, Creative & Content Production.

Potts has been promoted to Manager, Brand Integration & Strategic Partnerships. While attending The University of Rhode Island, Potts interned at Sony Picture Entertainment in Culver City, California, with Screen Gems post-production team. She has joined the ACM’s Nashville-based Brand Integration and Strategic Partnerships team. As Manager, she oversees sponsor relationships and on-site sponsor activations at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival. She reports to Amy Cannon, Manager, Brand Integration & Strategic Partnerships.

Sands has been promoted to Coordinator, Operations & Events. Sands first joined the ACM team in 2013 as an intern for the Los Angeles office, where he continued on as a full-time staff member while simultaneously earning a Master of Science degree in Communication from Minnesota State University, Mankato. As Coordinator for the Operations & Events team, Sands will focus on the logistics for the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, including planning, stage production and the volunteer program. Sands reports to Long.

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