Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has promoted a handful of its staff from the CAA Elevate program, including new Nashville-based agent Chris Burrus.
CAA Elevate is the agency’s next-generation training and practical development curriculum. Building upon the agency’s Training Program, CAA Elevate was designed to cultivate best practices, encourage innovation, foster global strategic-thinking, and nurture the talents of CAA’s agents and executives in training.
Burrus was promoted to Agent in the Music Touring department and represents Nate Smith, Tyler Booth, Erin Kinsey, and After Midtown. He is also on the teams that support Jake Owen, Matt Koziol, and Brandon Ratcliff.
Burrus joined CAA upon graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He joined CAA in 2018 as an assistant to Sabrina Butera, and supported Marc Dennis, Meredith Jones, and Emily Van Allsburg in the Music Touring department before being promoted to Music Touring Coordinator in 2021.
Previously, Burrus held internships at such companies as Ole Publishing, Capitol Christian Music Group, and Yep Roc Music Group.
Inder Gill, Sophie Kavanagh, Zakaria Laaboudi, Arlen Papazian, and Kara Petit have also been promoted from CAA Elevate, and are located in some of the agency’s offices across the world.
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