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 President (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 2020/2021 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.
Amie Therrien – President
Rosalyn Dennett – Vice President
Cassidy Houston – Secretary
Mark Watson – Treasurer
Emma Jane Julien – 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.
Tim Des Islets (chair)
Max Merrifield
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.
Emma Jane Julien (chair)
Max Merrifield
Cassidy Houston
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.
Mark Watson (chair)
Richard Henderson
Emma Jane Julien
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.
Max Merrifield (chair)
Preetam Sengupta
Emma Jane Julien
PERSONNEL, POLICY, AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE*
Supports and advises the Board in all matters of personnel, policy development and implementation, and governance.
Tim Des Islets (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.
Rosalyn Dennett (chair)
Richard Henderson
Emma Jane Julien
Mark Watson
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.
Mark Watson (chair)
Rosalyn Dennett
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Reviews and analyzes membership trends. Makes recommendations regarding member benefits and fees and how to improve member benefit.
Emma Jane Julien (chair)
Rosalyn Dennett
YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
Provides a voice for younger members.
Cassidy Houston (board liaison)
PROGRAMMING WORKING GROUP
Supports the staff organizing the conference by providing ideas for speakers, panelists, and panels.
Alka Sharma (Executive Director)
Max Merrifield
Rosalyn Dennett
FESTIVALS WORKING GROUP
Aids in the organization and planning of the annual Festivals Retreat.
Alka Sharma (Executive Director)
Max Merrifield
Tim Des Islets

*These committees are only open to board members.