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Sarah Trahern

CEO, Country Music Association

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 Sarah Trahern Biography

When Trahern assumed the office of CEO of the CMA in January 2014, she opened another page of an illustrious music industry and television career that includes more than 27 years of experience in the television business, including 18 years producing or overseeing Country Music programming.

Her role at CMA is to collaborate with the CMA Board of Directors to expand the mission and strategic objectives of CMA while being mindful of the unique legacy and spirit of the organization. Trahern also serves as President of the CMA Foundation Board, which supports music education programs for deserving children across the United States.

She began her cable career at C-SPAN in Washington, D.C. covering politics and public affairs, and producing the popular series “Booknotes.” Trahern moved to Nashville in 1995 to oversee specials and entertainment series for The Nashville Network (TNN). She joined Great American Country (GAC) in 2005 with Scripps' ownership of the network, and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Programming, and later, General Manager of the network, where her myriad duties included the strategic direction of the network and oversight of GAC's programming, marketing, creative, and digital initiatives.

In 2015, Trahern was named to Billboard Magazine's Top 50 Nashville Power Players (No. 20) as well as the Nashville Business Journal's 2015 Women in Music City Awards. She was also named one of 30 women "Power Players" in the music business by Billboard. In 2011, Trahern was the subject and honoree of the Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Additionally, she was recognized by Source as a top leader in the music business.

Sarah Trahern is a member of the Board of Directors of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University and Georgetown University's Baker Scholars program, and is chairing the Events Committee for the 2016 All Star Hockey Game in Nashville.

She is an alumna of Leadership Music (1999) and Leadership Nashville (2015). She participated in the Department of Defense's 84th class in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference and is a graduate of Women in Cable Television's Betsy Magness Leadership Institute.

Trahern is a graduate of Georgetown University and has an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt. A native of Champaign-Urbana, Ill., she resides in Nashville with her husband, Wayne Flatt.

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Sarah Trahern

CEO, Country Music Association

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Sarah Trahern Biography

When Trahern assumed the office of CEO of the CMA in January 2014, she opened another page of an illustrious music industry and television career that includes more than 27 years of experience in the television business, including 18 years producing or overseeing Country Music programming.

Her role at CMA is to collaborate with the CMA Board of Directors to expand the mission and strategic objectives of CMA while being mindful of the unique legacy and spirit of the organization. Trahern also serves as President of the CMA Foundation Board, which supports music education programs for deserving children across the United States.

She began her cable career at C-SPAN in Washington, D.C. covering politics and public affairs, and producing the popular series “Booknotes.” Trahern moved to Nashville in 1995 to oversee specials and entertainment series for The Nashville Network (TNN). She joined Great American Country (GAC) in 2005 with Scripps' ownership of the network, and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Programming, and later, General Manager of the network, where her myriad duties included the strategic direction of the network and oversight of GAC's programming, marketing, creative, and digital initiatives.

In 2015, Trahern was named to Billboard Magazine's Top 50 Nashville Power Players (No. 20) as well as the Nashville Business Journal's 2015 Women in Music City Awards. She was also named one of 30 women "Power Players" in the music business by Billboard. In 2011, Trahern was the subject and honoree of the Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Additionally, she was recognized by Source as a top leader in the music business.

Sarah Trahern is a member of the Board of Directors of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University and Georgetown University's Baker Scholars program, and is chairing the Events Committee for the 2016 All Star Hockey Game in Nashville.

She is an alumna of Leadership Music (1999) and Leadership Nashville (2015). She participated in the Department of Defense's 84th class in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference and is a graduate of Women in Cable Television's Betsy Magness Leadership Institute.

Trahern is a graduate of Georgetown University and has an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt. A native of Champaign-Urbana, Ill., she resides in Nashville with her husband, Wayne Flatt.

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  • How to book Sarah Trahern?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sarah Trahern for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sarah Trahern, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sarah Trahern or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sarah Trahern?

    Booking fees for Sarah Trahern, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sarah Trahern, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sarah Trahern?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sarah Trahern for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sarah Trahern for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sarah Trahern or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sarah Trahern or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Sarah Trahern is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Sarah Trahern for your event is available upon request. Sarah Trahern generally travels from Nashville, TN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jody Gerson, Wendy Goldstein, Michele Anthony, Julie Greenwald and Leesa Brunson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sarah Trahern for an upcoming event.

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