Academy of Country Music Announces Staff Promotion, Additions

Danielle Bardier, Gloria Chavez, and Hannah Kellis

The Academy of Country Music has announced a promotion within the Events department and two new additions to the Academy staff. Danielle Bardier has been promoted to Coordinator, Events, while Gloria Chavez has joined the staff as Assistant, Finance & Operations and Hannah Kellis has joined the staff as Assistant, Creative & Content Production. All positions are based out of the Academy’s office in Encino, California.

Born and raised in Douglas, Massachusetts, Bardier joined the ACM in the beginning of 2019 as Assistant, Events. In her new role, Bardier will continue to work on several facets of the ACM Awards, ACM Party for a Cause events and ACM Honors. Bardier graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing. During her time at USC, Bardier interned for the Academy of Country Music in the events department and served as a production assistant following graduation. Since graduating, Bardier moved back to Mass, where she worked as a sponsorship and event coordinator at Harpoon Brewery. Bardier reports to Erick Long, Senior Vice President, Events.

Chavez joined the ACM as Assistant, Finance & Operations. A Los Angeles native, she has an extensive background in accounting and finance with work experience in both the mortgage banking industry as well as property management. In her role as Assistant, Finance & Operations, Chavez will help oversee all aspects of general office and building operations as well as act as office receptionist. She will also work alongside vendors to ensure the upkeep of both the office and building maintenance, including managing office inventory, all technological system processes and assisting in the finance department with various projects. She reports to Alexa Fasheh, Vice President of Finance & Operations.

Kellis joins the ACM as Assistant, Creative & Content Production. Originally from Maine, Kellis graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu where she studied Media Production. Upon graduating, she interned with companies such as A Rocha USA and Therapy Studios, where she assisted with both production and post-production. She then worked at Vendetta/Apartment 3B Productions, where she handled script coverage and event preparation. In her new position at the Academy, Hannah will oversee administrative tasks and other projects for the Creative & Content department. She reports to Lisa Lee, Senior Vice President, Creative & Content Production.

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Hollabaugh, a staff writer at MusicRow magazine, has written for publications including American Profile, CMA Close Up, Nashville Arts And Entertainment, The Boot and Country Weekly. She has a Broadcast Journalism and Speech Communication degree from Texas Christian University, (go Horned Frogs), and welcomes your feedback or story ideas at [email protected]

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