Kessler ends one-year term.

Suzanne Kessler resigned her position as executive director of the Nashville chapter of the Recording Academy (NARAS) Jan. 11. She had been at the helm for one year and is said to have left to pursue other opportunities.

Prior to joining NARAS, Kessler spent six years at Universal Music Group, most recently serving as UMG Nashville VP of business development. Before that, she was director of business and legal affairs at A&M Records in Hollywood, Calif.

No replacement has been named.