Lisa Chader, senior VP of corporate communications for country music network CMT, has moved to Nashville-based NPG PR in an executive VP role.
NPRG is led by former CMT communications exec Nicole Pope Gaia.
Chader, who created PR strategies for original series, events and corporate strategy across CMT operations, exits the network after nine years and said she felt the time was right to move into independent PR after a career in TV publicity. She was previously Los Angeles-based director of corporate communications for sister Viacom networks MTV and Comedy Central and started out as a publicist for Turner Broadcasting's TBS Superstation.
NPG's clients include recording artists Sarah Davidson, Colby Dee and Kevin Fowler and the CMT Music Awards, among others.
Cindy McLean is VP of corporate communications at CMT in Nashville, while Stephanie Molina is VP in Los Angeles.