The Academy of Country Music has added to its leadership team with the hiring of celebrated sports and entertainment executive Gil Beverly. He joins the team as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer.
“Gil Beverly is a proven leader who has ushered in new levels of success for numerous category-leading organizations, and we can’t wait to tap his exceptional expertise, passion, and drive at the Academy of Country Music to help us continue to innovate, grow and succeed, particularly as we look ahead to our landmark 60th anniversary awards show celebration in 2025,” says Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “In his role, he will play an integral part in shaping the future of the Academy from financial, strategic and organizational standpoints, and Gil exemplifies all the traits that power the ACM to reach new heights and support our industry. On behalf of our Board of Directors and Officers, as well as our Members and staff, I couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to team ACM!”
Beverly joins ACM after spending more than four years with the Tennessee Titans, serving as Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer. In his role with the Titans, he led the organization to four successive years of record revenues across corporate partnerships and ticket sales while revitalizing the Titans brand through lifestyle marketing and activations tied to music, fashion, art and fitness, along with effective advertising and social media campaigns. Beverly also served as Executive Project Lead for the preliminary stages of the new Titans stadium plan.
Prior to joining the Titans, Beverly served as Vice President of Partnership Solutions at Learfield Sports in Plano, Texas, after a 13-year stint at ESPN. The Evanston, Illinois native graduated from the undergraduate division of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania before securing his MBA at the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at the University of Oregon.
At the ACM, Beverly will supervise and manage the Academy’s business operations and manage all revenue streams, play a key role in shaping the Academy’s growth strategy by identifying and evaluating business opportunities and will work with Whiteside to oversee and manage staff.
“I am extremely honored and excited to join Damon Whiteside and his team at the Academy of Country Music. The Academy has proven to be a visionary organization through its premium content and events and groundbreaking partnerships with Amazon and the Dallas Cowboys, among others,” shares Beverly. “I believe the organization is poised for significant growth and will continue to be a powerful leader in the music industry in the future. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to play a role in that going forward.”