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Longtime RCA exec and current SVP Promotion Wendy Goodman announced in an email to label staff that she’ll be exiting her position at the end of this week, concluding a 20-year career at the label.

Co-President Joe Riccitelli, addressing the RCA staff, hailed Goodman for the impact she's made during her long run at Nipper:

"Wendy’s passion, positivity and tenacity have helped lead our promotion team’s consistent success at adult radio. Those attributes are cornerstones of this department’s beliefs. Most recently, Wendy successfully oversaw the launch of P!nk’s last three LPs at adult radio, helping to make P!nk one of the most-played artists at that format. Wendy also led the Top 5 adult-radio charge on the Grammy-nominated “Praying” by Kesha. Under her direction, American Idol artists Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry and Carrie Underwood flourished at national radio.

"I’ve always valued her partnership in developing the promotion team and how committed she has always been to promoting our artists’ music. Please join me in wishing Wendy and her family all the very best in the future."

Goodman added, "Besides my children, my greatest accomplishment is my 20 years at RCA Records. I have had the privilege of working with some of the best music executives, artists, managers and radio programmers in the business, and these relationships are what I cherish the most of my 25 years on the label side.

"That is what makes this decision so difficult, but I have thought long and hard about it and right now I need to spend more time with my children and be there for them in a more consistent capacity."

Along with praising her years at RCA, Goodman added that she is forever grateful to Richard Palmese and Clive Davis for hiring her at J Records 20 years ago, providing her with a life-changing opportunity.

Goodman's last day at RCA will be 2/28/20.