The Recording Academy has made four executive appointments.

The Recording Academy has made four executive appointments.

Megan Clarke is upped to senior director of information technology. The former chief of technology has been with the Academy for one year. Previously, she worked in Ernst & Young's business and technology consulting group.

David Konjoyan is named senior director of creative services, the department formerly known as publications. The six-year Academy veteran, formerly director of publications, provides content for and oversees the Grammy awards program books and magazine.

Tim Whalen is named director of facilities. The former operations manager oversees the Academy's main facilities and manages its chapter offices, among other duties.

Kelly Connaughton has been hired as the Academy's East regional director, based in New York. Connaughton joins the Academy from the Henry Mancini Institute, where she was executive director.

Clarke, Konjoyan and Whalen are based in the Academy's Santa Monica, Calif., headquarters. All four report to president Neil Portnow.