The Recording Academy has promoted Ron W. Roecker from senior director of communications to VP of communications. He will continue to be based out of Santa Monica, Calif., and report directly to Recor

The Recording Academy has promoted Ron W. Roecker from senior director of communications to VP of communications. He will continue to be based out of Santa Monica, Calif., and report directly to Recording Academy president Neil Portnow.

"Ron's proven success leading the Recording Academy's communications efforts over the years has earned him this promotion," said Portnow.

Roecker, who joined the Academy in May 2001, oversees all media relations for the industry body. Recently, he helped create and launch the Academy's "What's the Download" education and awareness campaign.