Steve Moore, senior VP of AEG Live, is the new president of the board of the Country Music Association (CMA). He will succeed Lyric Street and Carolwood Records president Randy Goodman, who will serve as chairman of the board of the CMA when the new board year starts on Nov. 13, the day after the 42nd Annual CMA Awards.

"CMA is a very special organization," Moore said in a prepared statement. "Some of its constituents are closely related. Some are not. Some are fierce competitors. But all of its members are connected. I venture to say that its strength goes back to the men and women who sit on the board."

"Steve has already proven to us that he will be an invaluable leader of the 2009 leadership team," said CMA CEO Tammy Genovese. "He has already rolled his sleeves up and has hit the ground running. It is great to see firsthand his passion for the music, the artists, and our community. Steve also brings a different filter and fresh perspective to our core events, the CMA Music Festival and CMA Awards, and we are fortunate to have him step into this important leadership position as CMA and the industry faces new challenges. I look forward to working with him in this leadership role."

An organized succession in CMA's volunteer leadership was established in 2003. Four directors also serve as officers of the board: chairman, president, president-elect and secretary/treasurer. This move established a line of succession with the president-elect moving to president and the president becoming chairman.

The officers for the 2008-2009 term will be chairman Goodman; president Moore; president-elect Steve Buchanan, senior VP, media and entertainment, Gaylord Entertainment; and secretary/treasurer Tim Wipperman, president of Equity Music Group. The election meeting was held this week in Nashville.

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