FMO Committees

FMO’s Executive Director (Alka Sharma) sits on every committee in an ex-officio capacity and chairs the working groups. FMO’s Board Co-Presidents (Preetam Sengupta & Amie Therrien) and Vice-President (Rosalyn Dennett) are also members of every committee in an ex-officio capacity.

FMO Members who are interested in volunteering on a committee are encouraged to email the committee chair.

Committee 2019/2020 Members
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE*
Exercises all the powers of the Board between Board meetings in the management and direction of the affairs and business of FMO, and shall exercise these in such a manner as the Executive Committee shall deem best for the interest of FMO in all cases in which specific directions have not been given by the Board.
Preetam Sengupta – Co-President
Amie Therrien – Co-President
Max Merrifield – Vice President
Richard Henderson – Secretary
Paul Fortune – Treasurer
Rosalyn Dennett – Member-at-Large
ADVOCACY COMMITTEE
Defines advocacy outcomes related to the music industry and government of all levels that the Board may wish to achieve on behalf of FMO members and develops the strategies and specific plans to achieve these outcomes.
Max Merrifield (chair)
Preetam Sengupta
AWARDS COMMITTEE
Oversees the administration of awards (including the Estelle Klein and Songs From the Heart awards) and may make recommendations to the Board of Directors for new awards.
Amie Therrien (chair)
Emma Jane Julien
Paul McInnis
COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
Provides an overall communications strategy including both internal (between staff and Board) and external (members, media, funders, sponsors, etc) stakeholders to be undertaken by staff.
Syma Shah (chair)
Amie Therrien
FINANCE COMMITTEE*
Ensures FMO is able to meet its financial obligations and responsibilities by ensuring the Board has the information needed to make sound financial decisions.
Paul Fortune (chair)
Preetam Sengupta
Richard Henderson
Amie Therrien
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Leads the search for nominees to stand for election to the Board of Directors, including presentation of recommended nominees for Board approval and oversight of the annual election process.
Preetam Sengupta (chair)
Max Merrifield
PERSONNEL, POLICY, AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE*
Supports and advises the Board in all matters of personnel, policy development and implementation, and governance.
Preetam Sengupta (chair)
Richard Henderson
STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE
Leads the creation, implementation, and periodic review of FMO’s Strategic Plan. A 5-year Plan was approved by the Board in 2015.
Paul McInnis (chair)
Paul Fortune
REVENUE GENERATION COMMITTEE
Sources new revenue in partnership with FMO’s Executive Director through research and development of opportunities, including but not limited to sponsorships, fundraising activities, and short and long-term donations.
Tim Des Islets (chair)
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Reviews and analyzes membership trends. Makes recommendations regarding member benefits and fees and how to improve member benefit.
Rosalyn Dennett (chair)
Emma Jane Julien
YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
Provides a voice for younger members.
Emma Jane Julien (board liaison)
Preetam Sengupta
CONFERENCE WORKING GROUP
Supports the staff organizing the conference by providing ideas for speakers, panelists, and panels.
Staff Led
FESTIVALS WORKING GROUP
Aids in the organization and planning of the annual Festivals Retreat.
Staff Led

*These committees are only open to board members.