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Tammy Genovese


In 1985, Tammy Genovese began her entertainment industry career at the Country Music Association (CMA) as Coordinator of Administrative Services. She was later upped to Director of Administrative Services, Director of Operations and Senior Director of Operations before being named the Associate Executive Director in 1999, where she took on the responsibility of overseeing the day-to-day operations at CMA. Ultimately, Genovese was named the COO in 2005 and the CEO in 2006. She was a vital part of the team planning and executing the CMA Awards Show and The CMA Music Festival TV Show. She was also an integral leader in the success and execution of the CMA Awards Show's one-time move to Madison Square Gardens in NYC, and then the relocation of the CMA Awards Show from its original home at the Grand Ole Opry to downtown Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. In 2011, Tammy launched Music City Sports and Entertainment Group, a marketing agency. Prior to that, she was President of The Country Network (TCN), a broadcast network dedicated to country music. Originally from Corinth, MS, Tammy received her bachelor’s degree from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville and her MBA from the University of Phoenix. In 2007, she was named to Nashville’s Forward 50 List, and in 2009, the Canadian Country Music Association presented her with the Leonard T. Rambeau International Award. Additional recognitions and honors include Billboard’s Top Women in Music, the NAPE for her work on behalf of CMA for music education in Davidson County Public schools, and by the Oasis Center at the annual Divas Nash Vegas fundraiser event for the educational work of CMA. She is an alumna of Leadership Nashville and Leadership Music. Additionally, Mayor Karl Dean appointed her to the Music Business Advisory Council. She is the mother of two children, Nolan and Callie.

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