NASHVILLE – March 1, 2010 – Lisa Chader has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications from Vice President, Corporate Communications, CMT; it was announced today by Brian Philips, President, CMT. Chader is based in Nashville and reports to Philips.

In her new role, Chader will continue to oversee the creation and execution of network publicity strategies for original programming, digital media, special events and corporate public relations policies across all CMT properties.

Chader joined CMT in 2005 when she relocated from Los Angeles, where she had been Director of Corporate Communications for MTV Networks, representing Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV. She served as unit publicist on such shows as the Emmy-winning series “South Park,” as well as “Chappelle's Show” and such reality programming as “Surreal Life”. She began her public relations career at TBS, working both in LA and Atlanta where she publicized documentaries, original movies and events. She is a native of Atlanta and is a graduate of Florida State University.

With 20 years of experience in television publicity, Chader sits on the Executive Board of the T.J. Martell Foundation, and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, PRSA, Television Publicity Executives Committee, Women in Cable and Leadership Music.

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