PHOTOS: ANNUAL CMA MEETING OF THE MEMBERS

PHOTOS:  ANNUAL CMA MEETING OF THE MEMBERS
In recognition of their volunteer service to the CMA Board of Directors, outgoing CMA Chairman Troy Tomlinson, left, and CMA Board Chairman Ed Hardy were presented the crystal gavel and globe, respectively, by CMA Board President-elect Frank Bumstead. The presentations were made at the annual CMA membership meeting Thursday at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

In recognition of their volunteer service to the CMA Board of Directors, outgoing CMA Chairman Troy Tomlinson, left, and CMA Board Chairman Ed Hardy, right, were presented the crystal gavel and globe, respectively, by CMA Board President-elect Frank Bumstead. The presentations were made at the annual CMA membership meeting Thursday at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

More than 140 CMA members gathered Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Omni Nashville Hotel for the annual CMA Meeting of the Members.

The meeting covered the state of CMA’s finances and the state of the membership, although some members spoke and expressed appreciation for CMA’s dedication to the Country format.

Brandi Simms, CMA Director of Membership and Balloting

Brandi Simms, CMA Director of Membership and Balloting

“We always enjoy the opportunity to interact with the members,” said Brandi Simms,  CMA Director of Membership and Balloting, “and to have such an active group of professionals engaged in CMA continues to prove that we are a thriving trade organization.”

CMA Board President-elect Frank Bumstead also presented CMA’s Globe and Gavel Awards to current Board Chairman Troy Tomlinson and CMA Board President Ed Hardy, who has served as CMA CEO since July 2013.

Sarah Trahern will become CMA’s Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 1, 2014.  She joins CMA from Scripps Networks Interactive’s Great American Country (GAC) where she has been Senior Vice President and General Manager.

Being a CMA member has its benefits, and membership is open to those who work in Country Music. While voting for the CMA Awards is a major benefit, your membership helps advance and expand the Country Music industry. Several membership categories are available. Become a member today! CLICK HERE

Below are member photos from the Annual Meeting of the Members.