FMO Committees

FMO’s Executive Director (Alka Sharma) and Board of Director’s President (Amie Therrien) sit on every committee in an ex-officio capacity. Alka Sharma chairs the Working Groups.

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 – Vice President
Mark Watson – Treasurer
James Keelaghan – Secretary
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.
Candace Shaw (chair)
Cassidy Houston
Umair Jaffar
Yasmina Proveyer
Tara Williamson
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.
Cassidy Houston (chair)
Cécile Doo-Kingué
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
Umair Jaffar
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.
James Keelaghan (chair)
PERSONNEL, POLICY, AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE*
Supports and advises the Board in all matters of personnel, policy development and implementation, and governance.
Richard Henderson (chair)
Cassidy Houston
Candace Shaw
Tara Williamson
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.
Amie Therrien (chair)
Rosalyn Dennett
James Keelaghan
Candace Shaw
Tara Williamson
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.
Rosalyn Dennett (chair)
Mark Watson
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Reviews and analyzes membership trends. Makes recommendations regarding member benefits and fees and how to improve member benefit.
Cassidy Houston
YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
Provides a voice for younger members.
Cassidy Houston (chair)
PROGRAMMING WORKING GROUP
Supports the staff organizing the conference by providing ideas for speakers, panelists, and panels.
Cécile Doo-Kingué
Yasmina Proveyer
Candace Shaw
FESTIVALS WORKING GROUP
Aids in the organization and planning of the annual Festivals Retreat.
James Keelaghan
Yasmina Proveyer

*These committees are only open to board members.