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NEAR TRUTHS: THE KYNCL-LOUSADA DANCE HAS BEGUN
This oughta be interesting... (9/30a)
GRAMMY CHEW:
RAP EDITION
Michael and Kyle find a feast of hip-hop to chew on. (9/30a)
CHART FINAL: VERANO INVADES FALL
Like a broken record... which it is, figuratively speaking. (9/30a)
HITS LIST: COUNTDOWN
TO ECSTASY
We enter the month that was once known as Rocktober. (9/30a)
HIS OWN ARCHITECT:
THE STEVE LACY BUZZ
It was a surprisingly easy "Habit" to break. (9/30a)
GRAMMY SEASON
New categories! New rules! New WTF!
THE BIG DEAL
It's the one you didn't see coming.
RAID AT MAR-A-LAGO
"Who took my passports?"
HITS' 36TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Allow us to apologize in advance.
Music City
ACM UPS AND ADDS
12/1/21

The Academy of Country Music has revealed a slew of new hires and promotions. Melissa Moldovan has been promoted to Director, Communications, Media Relations & Radio, Lanni (Gagnon) Niggli is upped to Director, Events, Hannah Kellis is elevated to to Coordinator, Creative & Content and Dayna Poskanzer rises to Coordinator, Digital & Social Media.

Additionally, Alexis Bingham has joined the staff as Assistant, Events and Carrie McDonough has joined as Assistant, Marketing & Communications.  

“The Academy is thrilled to continue expanding our team with the addition of Alexis and Carrie, and to celebrate the well-deserved promotions of Melissa, Lanni, Hannah and Dayna,” said ACM CEO Damon Whiteside. “Each of these individuals have worked tirelessly the past year to create innovative solutions and overcome unique challenges, contributing to the Academy’s success through each of our tentpole events.”

Moldovan, Niggli and Kellis

Moldovan, who joined the Academy in 2015, will execute and oversee media relations, radio promotions and leads on Academy and ACM Lifting Lives press materials, among other events. She reports to Rory Levine, VP, Marketing and Digital Strategy & Engagement.

Niggli joined the Academy full time in December 2017 as Coordinator, Events, and now, she'll oversee the planning and logistics for the ACM Awards, ACM Honors and ACM Party for a Cause events. She’ll also work to create new and strategic event initiatives and reports to Alexa Fasheh, VP, Finance & Operations.

Kellis began working at the Academy in early 2020 as Assistant, Creative & Content and as Coordinator, she’ll lead day-to-day responsibilities of the Creative & Content department, manage the Academy’s photo archives and EPK pages and serve as a production assistant for all major events. She reports to Brandon Campbell, Director, Content.

Poskanzer, Bingham and McDonough

Poskanzer joined the Academy full-time in 2019 as Assistant, Marketing. Now, she’ll support day-to-day for the Digital and Social departments and play a collaborative role in all strategic expansion and growth. Poskanzer reports to Rory Levine, VP, Marketing and Digital Strategy & Engagement.

Reporting to Niggli, Bingham will support the events team with projects surrounding the ACM Awards, ACM Honors and ACM Party for a Cause. She was also an events intern for the 56th ACM Awards and 14th Academy of Country Music Honors.

Previously an intern for the Academy's Marketing department, McDonough will now assist the Marketing and Communications teams with all day-to-day needs and serve as a production assistant for all major events, plus more. She reports to Rory Levine, VP, Marketing and Digital Strategy & Engagement.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Academy of Country Music