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Brandi Simms

Country Music Association
Senior Director of Awards & Industry Relations

Brandi Simms serves as the Sr. Director of Membership & Balloting for CMA. She joined the CMA Executive Department in 2001, as Assistant to Ed Benson (now retired Executive Director). She became Sr. Manager of Membership & Balloting in September 2010, Director of Membership & Balloting in 2013 and was promoted to Sr. Director in December 2013. Simms is responsible for CMA Membership Recruitment and Retention of the organizations 7,000 members, CMA Awards Balloting for the 12 categories presented on the annual CMA Awards telecast on ABC TV, CMA Broadcast Awards, inductions into the Country Music Hall of Fame, as well as all other CMA organizational honors.  She also oversees CMA’s Community Outreach programs. Simms serves on the Board of Directors for the Nashville Area Salvation Army and Musician’s On Call.  She is a member of The Recording Academy, SOURCE, YP Nashville and is also an alumnus of the Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID). In 2010, she was selected as a Woman of the Year representative for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and in 2013 received MusicRow’s Rising Woman on the Row Award. Simms also serves on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Music Business Association (WMBA), which is the largest female organization established to foster and support women executives in the music industry.

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