Longtime promo VP Mike Wilson ousted June 2.

Keith Gale has been promoted to VP, national promotion at RCA Records Nashville following the sudden ouster of longtime VP of promotion Mike Wilson on June 2.

Gale has been with RCA's promotion team for 12 years, the last six as senior director. He joined the company in 1994 as Northeast regional manager and was promoted to director, national promotion in 1997. Prior to RCA, Gale was promotion and marketing director at country WXTU Philadelphia.

Gale remains based in Nashville, and now reports to Sony BMG Nashville executive VP Butch Waugh.

In a prepared statement, Waugh praised Gale's "strategic mind, forward thinking, love of the artist roster, passion for the music and dedication to his staff and the company."