Lyric Street Records president Randy Goodman is the new president of the board for the Country Music Association. The trade organization held its annual board of directors election meeting in Nashville earlier this week.

Goodman, who had been president-elect, will be joined by former president and now chairman Clarence Spalding, president of Spalding Entertainment, in the CMA's top two leadership positions.

Under the CMA's succession plan, the president-elect moves to president and the president becomes chairman.

The officers for the 2007-2008 term will be chairman Spalding; president Goodman; president-elect Steve Moore of AEG Live; and secretary/treasurer Tim Wipperman, chief creative officer Equity Music Group.

Goodman takes over on Nov. 8, the day after the 41st annual CMA Awards.