Bob Shennan and Milly Olykan among refreshed CMA board of directors

Bob Shennan and Milly Olykan among refreshed CMA board of directors

The CMA (Country Music Association) has announced a new board of directors, with Milly Olykan, C2C Festival director, O2, and Bob Shennan, BBC Radio director among the new members.

John Esposito completes his term as chairman of the CMA Board, with current CMA Board president Sally Williams, VP and general Mmanager of Ryman Auditorium, assuming that post.

CMA president-elect Bill Simmons, partner at The Fitzgerald Hartley Company, will become president. Jody Williams, VP of writer-publisher relations at BMI, has been named president-elect, while Kurt Johnson, SVP of programming for Townsquare Media, has been named secretary/treasurer of the CMA Board.

“It has been my great honor to serve as Chairman of the CMA Board,” said Esposito. “It has been an especially great thrill to have served on this historic 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards. Working with this Board and the great people who serve on it has been a major highlight of my career. I look forward to continuing to remain very active with CMA in other capacities. The Board is in great hands with Sally Williams as the incoming Chairman. She will further the mission of this organisation.”

Olykan is listed as one of the CMA’s new board directors, while Shennan is listed as a board member at large.

For more information on the full board member line-up, visit

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