Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn has been elevated from president to chairman of the Country Music Assn. board of directors. He succeeds Charlie Anderson of Anderson Merchandisers, who reached the end

Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn has been elevated from president to chairman of the Country Music Assn. board of directors. He succeeds Charlie Anderson of Anderson Merchandisers, who reached the end of his term as chairman but remains on the board as a director.

ABC Radio/Atlanta president/GM Victor Sansone becomes the board's new president. Capitol Records Nashville president/CEO Mike Dungan was named president-elect; he will take over for Sansone in a year. Tim Wipperman, chief creative officer of Equity Music Group, was elected secretary/treasurer.

Among those newly elected or appointed to the board are artists Sara Evans and Brad Paisley, songwriter Aimee Mayo, new Warner Bros. Nashville executive VP Bill Bennett, KMPS Seattle PD Becky Brenner and talent buyer John Juliano of Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass.