In a major shake-up at Universal Music Group Nashville, industry veteran Bill Catino has exited his position as executive VP of promotion. He has been replaced by longtime MCA executive Royce Risser, who will hold the title of senior VP of promotion for the the label group.

"Royce has been an integral part of the UMG family for the past 15 years," UMGN chairman Luke Lewis said in a statement. "His professionalism, dedication and ability to manage go unmatched."

Risser started with MCA as a promotion assistant before quickly moving up the promotion ranks as the director of Northeast regional promotion, director of national promotion and most recently VP of promotion.

Catino joined UMGN in April of 2005 after long run at Capitol Nashville, where he served as executive VP of promotion. His background also includes stints at CBS/Epic, RCA, Universal Records, MCA Records and Cleveland International.

On the heels of Risser's promotion, Mercury Nashville VP of promotion Bruce Shindler segues to MCA to replace him. Meanwhile, Damon Moberly, senior director of regional promotion for the Southeast region, takes over as Mercury VP.

UMGN is home to George Strait, Reba McEntire, Sugarland, Shania Twain and Josh Turner, among others. In addition, Mercury Nashville is promoting the Eagles' latest release to country radio.