CMT executive VP/GM Brian Philips has been promoted to president of CMT, managing the brand's overall portfolio including CMT, CMT Films,, CMT Pure Country and all brand extensions.

Philips will continue to be responsible for day-to-day leadership of the network's on-air and digital businesses, including all programming, production, talent relations, marketing and promotional strategies. He will continue to be based in Nashville and report directly to Van Toffler, MTV Networks Music and Logo Group president.

Philips, who joined CMT in 2001, previously programmed radio stations in Dallas, Atlanta and Minneapolis, among other markets.