Manager, Artist & Industry Relations and Board Administration & Governance

Originally from Petaluma, CA, Stessman spent four years on the East Coast where she studied broadcast and digital journalism at Syracuse University. Following that, Stessman kept busy with internships at NBC's Affiliate Marketing Department, The Meredith Vieira Show and The TODAY Show, as well as the Academy of Country Music, where she supported the Events team for the Academy's historic 50th Anniversary in Texas. Stessman joined the Academy full-time in fall 2016, where she served as Coordinator, Events and in 2018, she stepped in as Manager, Administration, a position that was absorbed into her current expanded role.

Stessman oversees administrative tasks; additionally, she provides direct support to the VP, Artist & Industry Relations, Board Administration & Governance with all board and industry communications and outreach, in addition to a special focus on artist engagement within the Academy. Stessman reports to Tommy Moore, Vice President, Artist & Industry Relations, Board Administration & Governance.