Promotions Awarded to ACM Staffers Gentry Alverson, Janet Edbrooke, Kathryn Nauman, Taylor Payne, Lindsay Potts and Jon Sands
Encino, CA (January 25, 2016) – The Academy of Country Music is announcing staff promotions in several departments, including staffers Gentry Alverson, Janet Edbrooke, Kathryn Nauman, Taylor Payne, Lindsay Potts and Jon Sands. Positions are based out of the Academy’s headquarters in Encino, CA and out of the Nashville satellite office.
Gentry Alverson has been promoted to Coordinator, Administration & Membership. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Alverson moved to Los Angeles in 2010 to attend UCLA where he interned at both ROAR and Career Artist Management before joining the ACM team as an intern for the Administration & Operations department. Upon graduation, he continued on full-time with the Academy as an assistant in the Administration department. In his new role, Alverson will coordinate overall administration of the ACM office with a focus on professional membership, finance and Board of Directors communication. He reports to Tiffany Moon, Executive Vice President, Managing Director.
Janet Edbrooke has been promoted to Coordinator, Operations & Events. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Edbrooke interned with the Academy’s Operations & Events team for two years before joining the staff full time as assistant in 2014. In her new role as Coordinator, Edbrooke will oversee operations for the ACM Awards team, including sponsor fulfillment, credentials, catering, transportation, red carpet logistics and the All-Star Jam official after party. She will also coordinate logistics for the quarterly ACM Board of Directors meetings and will assist with the annual ACM Honors event. She reports to Erick Long, Senior Vice President, Operations & Events.
Kathryn Nauman has been promoted to Manager, Operations & Events. A native of Austin, Nauman joined the Academy full-time after graduating from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Tourism Management from the W.P. Carey School of Business in 2012. While attending ASU, Nauman completed internships in country radio with Clear Channel Radio and in event management with the Arizona State Fair before eventually interning with the Academy’s Membership team. In her new role as Manager, Kathryn will oversee operations and logistics for the ACM Party for a Cause Festival. She reports to Long.
Taylor Payne has been promoted to Coordinator, Creative & Content Production. A California native, Payne attended UCLA where she majored in communication studies and minored in Spanish. She first joined the Academy team in 2014 as an intern for ACM Lifting Lives, before continuing on full-time as an assistant in the Creative & Content Production and PR & Marketing departments. In her new role as Coordinator, Payne will help coordinate the day-to-day management of the Academy’s websites, photo archives, A-List eblasts and ACM Tempo, among other duties. Payne reports to Lisa Lee, Senior Vice President, Creative & Content Production.
Lindsay Potts has been promoted to Manager, Brand Integration & Strategic Partnerships. Born and raised in Texas, Potts attended The University of Rhode Island where she earned degrees in both communication and psychology. While in school, Potts crossed the country to intern at Sony Picture Entertainment in Culver City, California, with Screen Gems post-production team. She ultimately returned to her southern roots to join the Academy’s Nashville-based Brand Integration and Strategic Partnerships team. As Manager, she oversees sponsor relationships and on-site sponsor activations at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival. She reports to Amy Cannon, Manager, Brand Integration & Strategic Partnerships.
Jon Sands has been promoted to Coordinator, Operations & Events. Originally from Omaha, Sands first joined the ACM team in 2013 as an intern for the Los Angeles office, where he continued on as a full-time staff member while simultaneously earning a Master of Science degree in Communication from Minnesota State University, Mankato. As Coordinator for the Operations & Events team, Jon will focus on the logistics for the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, including planning, stage production and the volunteer program. Sands reports to Long.
PHOTO CAPTION #1: Gentry Alverson, Coordinator, Administration & Membership
PHOTO CAPTION #2: Janet Edbrooke, Coordinator, Operations & Events
PHOTO CAPTION #3: Kathryn Nauman, Manager, Operations & Events
PHOTO CAPTION #4: Taylor Payne, Coordinator, Creative & Content Production
PHOTO CAPTION #5: Lindsay Potts, Coordinator, Brand Integration & Strategic Partnerships
PHOTO CAPTION #6: Jon Sands, Coordinator, Operations & Events
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