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CMA head search starts in January

Monday, December 21, 2009 – Charlie Anderson, President/CEO of Anderson Merchandisers and former Chairman of the Country Music Association Board of Directors, will lead the committee responsible for defining the role and hiring a national search firm to replace former CMA head Tammy Genovese, who resigned from the company on Dec. 2.

The search will begin in January, according to Randy Goodman, chairman of CMA's Board of Directors. The search committee consists of current members of the CMA Board of Directors who have served as chairman. The collective experience of the group dates back to 1975.

The group is charged with defining the duties and establishing the necessary qualifications for potential applicants. The committee is also charged with hiring a national search firm to identify and vet qualified applicants. A process for submitting applications will be announced at a later date. At this time, no applications are being accepted. Search firms should contact Anderson at ExecutiveSearch@CMAworld.com.

Founded in 1958, the CMA was the first trade organization formed to promote a specific genre of music. Today more than 7,000 music industry professionals and companies from 41 countries are members. The organization is dedicated to bringing country music to the world through production, research and education.

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