05/20/2019

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES NEW INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RAC CLARK

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES

NEW INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RAC CLARK

Encino, CA (May 20, 2019) – It has been decided that CEO Pete Fisher is stepping down after almost two and a half years as the head of the organization, which includes his duties with the Academy of Country Music Awards™ show and ACM Lifting Lives®, the charitable arm of the Academy. Fisher plans to pursue new opportunities.  R.A. (RAC) Clark, Executive Producer of the Academy of Country Music Awards, has been appointed the interim Executive Director of the Academy, effective immediately. 

“Following many years on the ACM Board, it’s been an honor to serve the Academy in the role of CEO,” said Pete Fisher. “I’ve greatly enjoyed working with the Academy staff, Officers and Boards, and I look forward to continuing to support the good work of the ACM and ACM Lifting Lives.  Proud of what we have accomplished, I look forward to what the future holds.”

Clark has been associated with the Academy – and with country music – throughout his 38 year producing career. In addition to producing the Academy of Country Music Awards live on the CBS Television Network since 1999, he has executive produced many Academy TV specials, TNN’s Prime Time Country, and much more.  He is the son of one of the founding members of the ACM Awards telecast, Dick Clark, the late television and broadcasting pioneer.

 

“My work with the ACM over the years has included some of my most professionally-fulfilling projects. I look forward to stepping into this interim role and supporting the legacy of the Academy,” said RAC Clark.

 

About the Academy of Country Music

Founded in Southern California in 1964, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) is a fan-focused artist and industry-driven organization, providing the financial resources to ensure the on-going philanthropic work of ACM LIFTING LIVES, the charitable arm of the Academy which works to improve lives through the power of music. The Academy has a rich history in the entertainment industry, having been founded when Southern California was a hotbed of emerging country music and when Westerns were a staple of television programing and film production.  Comprised of 4,200 professional members nationwide, the ACM is headquartered in Encino, Calif. For more information, log onto www.ACMcountry.com or www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

 

Media Contact:                                    

Brooke Primero

Academy of Country Music             

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