VP, Program Publicity & Communications CMT
Cindy Finke has been at CMT for over a decade and currently holds the position of Vice President, Program Publicity and Communications. Finke oversees the development and implementation of communications strategies designed to garner awareness for the network’s programming and initiatives. She also manages the execution of music-based and Nashville-based programming and events. During her tenure at the network, Finke has led publicity campaigns for a wide array of programming, including the critically acclaimed series "CMT Crossroads," "CMT Music Awards," "Artists of the Year," and CMT Films, including "Dale" and "Beer For My Horses," among others. She oversees a team of LA and Nashville-based publicists who work on original reality-based programming and music series and specials. Finke is also responsible for leveraging the brand’s national footprint to generate media partnerships, which included a multiple-year CMT Music Awards partnership with USA Weekend, Southern Living and US Weekly.
Before moving to Nashville and joining CMT in 2002, Finke was a publicist for E! Entertainment Television and the Style Network in Los Angeles where she was responsible for publicity campaigns of the franchise series "The E! True Hollywood Story," along with "Celebrity Homes," "Nigella Bites" and "The Look For Less." Prior to E!, Finke worked in the publicity department at Showtime Networks Inc.
Finke is a member of WICT, CMA and ATAS. Outside the office she spends time volunteering for the Nashville Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi, where she recently served as President of the organization, which has raised over eight-million dollars for Nashville and regional philanthropies. Finke is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego.