Academy of Country Music CEO Bob Romeo is stepping down after 12 years as the head of the organization responsible for the annual ACM Awards show.
“Working at the Academy has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career in the music business,” Romeo said Friday (May 13) in a press release announcing his exit. “We’ve accomplished more than I could have ever dreamed — between our success celebrating the 50th anniversary in Texas and returning to our longtime home in Las Vegas, to the monies donated through ACM Lifting Lives — the organization is recognized as a leader in the business and that was my main goal when I joined the company.
“There is so much pride in how far we have moved the puck. That said, I’m looking forward to planning my next endeavor.”
Romeo began his career at age 16 at father’s business, the Don Romeo Agency, and became one of the top talent buyers and promoters in the concert industry. Prior to becoming the Academy’s CEO, he spent two decades as an ACM board member and eight years as chairman of the board.
ACM executive vice president/managing director Tiffany Moon will serve as interim CEO of the California-based organization.