After leading the Country Radio Broadcasters/Country Radio Seminar since 2011 as executive director, Bill Mayne will leave his post in May 2019. Mayne will oversee the organization through the 50th Anniversary CRS set for next February and help in the search for his successor. Prior to his position as executive director, Mayne served on the organization’s board of directors.
“It will be the end of an era, really. That’s how much impact Bill has had on country music while at CRB,” CRB board president Kurt Johnson said. “It’s impossible to adequately express our thanks for his extraordinary leadership. And the good news is, Bill is working with the brilliant CRB staff to create a once-in-a-lifetime CRS this coming February.”
A search committee has been established by the CRB board who will oversee the process to find Mayne’s replacement.
“I’ve been so blessed to spend almost half of my adult life involved in CRB, followed by a near decade as the executive director,” Mayne added. “It just feels right to pass the torch after the 50th anniversary of the central event of country music.” He added that he was “proud, humbled, and extremely grateful to know, work with, and learn from so many radio programmers, DJs, label executives, promotion teams, artists, managers” as well as the many country artists throughout his tenure. Mayne will work with the board in the process of searching for its new executive director.
The 50th Anniversary Country Radio Seminar will be held February 13-15, 2019 at the Omni Nashville Hotel.