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Bruce A. Esworthy

Bruce A. EsworthyBruce A. Esworthy is Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer at BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.).  Esworthy is responsible for leading all the accounting and financial areas at BMI and oversees other administrative departments, including General Services and Facilities. Esworthy has a leadership role in BMI’s adherence to the highest standards of financial accountability and reporting.

Each year, BMI’s financial statements are examined by independent auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers. Annually, our auditors express an opinion on our financial statements based on the results of their audit. An unqualified opinion (the best opinion possible) was issued again this year, denoting that our financial statements present fairly the financial position and results of operations of BMI. This consistently excellent level of accountability is due in no small part to the work of Esworthy and his Finance team.

Based in BMI’s Nashville office, Esworthy joined BMI as CFO in March 2004.  Prior to that, he was Vice President of Finance for the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, where he helped establish and oversee the financial aspects of the start-up and launch of the state’s lottery. Esworthy also held various CFO and other financial management positions with Ingram Industries Inc. and Ingram Micro Inc. He began his career at Price Waterhouse and served a diverse set of Privately and Publicly held clients in Entertainment and other industries and led several Merger and Acquisition engagements.

Esworthy received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and passed the CPA examination the same year. He also earned the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation and is a member of Financial Executives International (FEI) and the Country Music Association (CMA).  In addition, he holds an Executive MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Esworthy serves on the Board for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. He currently holds the position of Board Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance & Investment Committee and is an active member of the Executive Committee and the Audit Committee.