Veteran concert promoter Steve Moore has been named chief executive officer of the Country Music Association. A member of the CMA board of directors since 1989, the Texas native was elected president of the organization in 2008 and chairman of the board in 2009. He has served as interim CEO since Tammy Genovese resigned in December 2009. As CEO, Moore will work closely with the CMA board to develop strategies for the long-term growth of the organization and manage its external business relationships. Moore worked for several music-related businesses, including Pace Concerts, before moving to Nashville in 1985 to open Starwood Amphitheater. In 1992, he launched Moore Entertainment and later sold his business to TBA Entertainment. In 2005, he became senior vice president of AEG Live, one of the world's largest providers of live entertainment and sporting events. At AEG, Moore served as executive producer of CMT on Tour, an annual concert tour which has featured acts such as Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson and Sugarland.