Mia McNeal has joined the CMA as Senior Director, Industry Relations & Inclusion.
In the newly-created strategic role, McNeal will serve CMA’s commitment to nurturing an inclusive and equitable culture. Through community building, strategic planning and internal assessment, she will help shepherd the organization and the country industry towards greater connection.
As a key member of CMA’s Industry Relations team, McNeal will be responsible for guiding the organization’s DEI strategies and initiatives for CMA staff, members and industry partners, as well as liaising and optimizing with the industry.
Prior to joining CMA, McNeal owned and operated the Ceteris Consulting Group, where she developed diversity, equity and inclusion practices and policies for companies. With a track record for creating belonging concepts, McNeal brings more than 20 years of experience in leading inclusion-related initiatives and programs.
“Mia joined CMA the week before CMA Fest and has already hit the ground running,” says Tiffany Kerns, CMA Vice President, Industry Relations & Philanthropy. “We are thrilled to welcome a truly innovative individual to CMA, who not only shares our commitment to building an inclusive future for our industry where everyone feels welcome, but someone who brings an authentic passion for bettering our business.”
She continues, “We recognize that by building a more diverse industry, we have the opportunity to produce better ideas, expand growth and success, and create greater connection with all communities country music serves. We look forward to sharing more progress soon as Mia further adds to our work already underway.”
McNeal will report directly to Kerns and can be reached at email@example.com.
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