The Recording Academy has promoted Wayne J. Zahner to CFO.

The Recording Academy has promoted Wayne J. Zahner to CFO.

Santa Monica, Calif.-based Zahner, who most recently served as controller/director of business affairs, joined the Academy in 2001. He reports to president Neil Portnow, who says in a statement that Zahner will "manage not only day-to-day financial affairs, but also the long-range planning of an efficient and effective financial strategy for this organization."

The Academy says Zahner was selected for the new role following an extensive executive search.