The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has announced that Cara Duckworth has been appointed Vice President, Communications. Duckworth joins AAP from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), where she worked from 2007-2019, most recently as Senior Vice-President, Communications. She will report to John McKay, AAP’s Senior Vice President of Communications, in Washington, DC.
During her 12-year tenure with RIAA, Duckworth worked closely with member record labels and policy makers, managing an extensive portfolio that included media relations, social media, data and research, and the famous Gold & Platinum Awards program.
Earlier in her career, Duckworth served as Director of Communications at the Motion Picture Association of America. She held two positions with the U.S. Senate, as press secretary for the Senate Budget Committee and deputy press secretary for the Assistant Majority Leader Don Nickles, respectively.
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