Sony/ATV Music Publishing Announces Two New Executive Hires

Caldwell, Pender

Sony/ATV has added two new executives to its Nashville office. Cam Caldwell joins as VP, Business Affairs, while Courtney Pender joins as VP, Human Resources.

As VP of Business Affairs, Caldwell reports directly to Sony/ATV Nashville CEO Rusty Gaston and is responsible for negotiating all publishing and administration agreements, joint-ventures, and catalog acquisitions for the Nashville office, as well as overseeing litigation. Prior to joining Sony/ATV, Caldwell spent 10 years in private practice law and most recently worked as an attorney at Loeb & Loeb, LLP. Caldwell completed his undergraduate degree from Georgia Southern University and received his law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law.

“Cam is sure to be a unique and valuable addition to the company’s legal team, and we are grateful to have him join the Sony/ATV family,” said Gaston.

Pender will provide HR leadership and support to employees based in the US, Canada and Latin America. In this role, she is responsible for creating and implementing strategic initiatives and best practices that will encourage a healthy, diverse, and productive work environment for Sony/ATV’s employees. Pender previously worked as the Senior HR Business Partner at PopHealthcare, LLC, where she managed people operations for various teams within the company and supported growth initiatives which increased workforce capability, created organizational design and structure, and facilitated on-going process improvements. She has also worked at Fresinus Medical Care North America and at Bridgestone, where she focused on organizational design and development, change management, recruitment and selection, performance management, employee and managerial development, and company alignment across teams. Pender earned her degree from Middle Tennessee State University, received her MBA from Western Governors University and has two HR certifications.

“Courtney has extensive experience in driving and achieving successful business results, and we are excited to work with her on creating a brighter future for Sony/ATV and its staff,” said Elicia Felix-Hughey, SVP, Global Human Resources

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