CMA Makes New Hires

Pictured: Kate Kaltenbach, Devin Samuel, Katie Storey.

The Country Music Association has announced the addition of three new hires. Kate Kaltenbach joins as CMA EDU Coordinator, Devin Samuel joins as Social Marketing Coordinator, and Katie Storey joins as Live Events Coordinator.

Kaltenbach comes to CMA from Klein’s Entertainment, where she was a talent buyer and social media consultant. Her responsibilities included managing social media activity, consulting with clients and overseeing event coordination. She interned with CMA in the Community Outreach department where she assisted in implementing CMA EDU and CMA Foundation initiatives, working with several teams to ensure a consistent brand message for the department. Kaltenbach’s responsibilities at CMA now include overseeing development for CMA EDU chapters, executing expansion efforts and membership outreach. She graduated from Ohio State University with a BS in Business Administration. Kaltenbach reports to CMA Foundation Executive Director, Tiffany Kerns.

Prior to her new role, Samuel provided support to CMA’s Creative Services and Marketing teams since 2015, managing photographers and editors for CMA events including the CMA Awards and CMA Fest. She also provided media and street marketing assistance for the Pilgrimage Music Festival. Samuel’s position as Social Marketing Coordinator at CMA includes analyzing and monitoring campaigns, strategically growing engagement for CMA’s social networks, and content management. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a BS in Music Business. Samuel reports to CMA Senior Marketing Manager, Mary Overend.

Storey previously provided event production assistance for the CMA Awards, CMA Fest and the Pilgrimage Music Festival, in addition to serving as a production assistant for artists including Barenaked Ladies and Kris Kristofferson. In her new role, Storey is instrumental in the success of CMA’s live events, which includes ticketing and credentials management, overseeing vendor contracts and providing logistics for the CMA Songwriters Series. Storey is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a BS in Music Business. She reports to CMA Senior Director of Live Events, Chris Crawford.

In addition, Lindsey Jones has been named Project Manager of the CMA Foundation, while Katherine Wong moves from Marketing and Social Coordinator to a new role as Marketing Coordinator.


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