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ACM Announces Officers and New Board for 2020-2021


The Academy of Country Music is announcing a second-year term for the Academy Officers and the newly elected Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 term. Continuing their tenure in office are Chairman Ed Warm, President Lori Badgett, Vice-President Chuck Aly, Treasurer Carmen Romano, Sergeant-at-Arms Gayle Holcomb, Parliamentarian Paul Moore and Secretary Tommy Moore.

"We are thrilled that our Officers have generously agreed to continue their service to the Academy for another year," said Damon Whiteside, CEO, Academy of Country Music. "With so much uncertainty this year that will continue into 2021, we are grateful to have their consistent leadership to help guide the organization into a bright future."

This year, 10 of the 13 qualifying professional categories were elected by the Academy's membership. In addition to those elected, director-at-large positions have been appointed by Chairman Ed Warm, President Lori Badgett and Vice President Chuck Aly. Directors are elected from each category based on the number of members in that category. Each director serves a staggered two-year term.

Newly elected members of the Board of Directors include:

  • Beville Dunkerley
  • Cyndi Forman
  • Tom Forrest
  • Becky Gardenhire
  • Ali Harnell
  • Deana Ivey
  • Chris Lisle
  • Cindy Mabe
  • Ebie McFarland
  • Lee Thomas Miller
  • Tim Roberts
  • Scott Scovill
  • Sally Williams

Newly appointed director-at-large members of the Board of Directors include:

  • Bobby Bones
  • Jackie Campbell
  • Charlie Cook
  • Leslie Fram
  • Jeremy Holley
  • Frank Liddell
  • Jon Loba
  • Shawn McSpadden
  • Curt Motley
  • Brian O'Connell
  • Rod Phillips
  • Kelly Rich
  • Sally Seitz
  • Clarence Spalding
  • Candice Watkins
  • Trisha Yearwood

"We are honored to have the opportunity to continue serving as Academy Officers and delighted to welcome a new group of industry leaders to the Board. We look forward to the unique blend of perspective and insight this group brings to the organization," said Chairman Ed Warm.

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