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 2018/2019 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
Rosalyn Dennett – Vice President
Paul Fortune – Treasurer
Max Merrifield – Member-at-Large
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.
Max Merrifield (chair)
Preetam Sengupta
Tim Des Islets
Richard Henderson
Scott Merrifield
Derek Andrews
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)
Amie Therrien
Liz Scott
Piper Hayes
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.
Amie Therrien (chair)
Preetam Sengupta
Emma Jane Julien
Syma Shah
Katrina Urquhart
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)
Alex Sinclair
Preetam Sengupta
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.
Liz Scott (chair)
Preetam Sengupta
Tim Des Islets
Piper Hayes
PERSONNEL, POLICY, AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE*
Supports and advises the Board in all matters of personnel, policy development and implementation, and governance.
Alex Sinclair (chair)
Richard Henderson
Preetam Sengupta
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)
Amie Therrien
Paul Fortune
Syma Shah
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)
Preetam Sengupta
Tim Des Islets
Jan Cody
Emy Stancheva
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Reviews and analyzes membership trends. Makes recommendations regarding member benefits and fees and how to improve member benefit.
Rosalyn Dennett (chair)
YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
Provides a voice for younger members.
Emma Jane Julien (board liaison)
CONFERENCE WORKING GROUP
Supports the staff organizing the conference by providing ideas for speakers, panelists, and panels.
Max Merrifield
Rosalyn Dennett
FESTIVALS WORKING GROUP
Aids in the organization and planning of the annual Festivals Retreat.
Max Merrifield
Liz Scott
Tim Des Islets

*These committees are only open to board members.