Ouellette new President; Andrews joins as Manager
TORONTO, Aug. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - SOCAN Foundation today announced the election by its board of directors of renowned composer Marc Ouellette as
President, and that experienced Canadian music industry and non-profit
professional Charlie Andrews is the organization's new Manager,
Outreach & Development.
SOCAN Foundation also announced that Rick MacMillan will retire after 16
years of service with the organization, plus 24 years of prior service
with its parent company SOCAN.
As President of the board of directors, Marc Ouellette will play a key
role in fostering and sustaining an environment that creates and
expands opportunities for songwriters, composers, and music publishers
by way of grants and awards programs. He takes over from Jean-François
Denis, who has served as president since 2012.
"Marc Ouellette is one of the music industry's most renowned composers
and music producers, and is an excellent choice as President of SOCAN
Foundation," said SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste. "Marc's experience on the
Foundation's board and his deep understanding of the music business and
non-profit organizations are vital to the future success of the SOCAN
Charlie Andrews brings with her considerable experience in arts and
music philanthropy. As Manager, Outreach & Development, she will work
directly with the organization's board of directors to build an even
more meaningful presence for SOCAN Foundation. Through involvement with
various programs and initiatives, Andrews will oversee the grants and
awards programs, which in 2014 benefitted more than 600 organizations
"Charlie is a leader in the arts and music community, and we are excited
to have her join our organization," Ouellette commented. "Rick
MacMillan's influence and immense contributions have paved the way for
Charlie and her new team, who will continue to build on the success of
the past. Charlie's passion and experience will prove valuable as the
Foundation continues to evolve. On behalf of the SOCAN Foundation's
board of directors, I would like to thank Rick MacMillan for his
excellent work and commitment over the years, and wish him every
success for the future."
As the music industry changes and becomes more competitive, SOCAN
Foundation will continue to consider new strategies to foster Canadian
music creation and promote a better understanding of the role of
today's music creators.
Ouellette will continue to serve as a member of the SOCAN board of
SOCAN Foundation also plans to announce its first Program Administrator,
a position created this year.
About SOCAN Foundation
Founded in 1992, SOCAN Foundation is dedicated to fostering musical creativity and promoting a better
understanding of the role of music creators in today's society. SOCAN
Foundation is an independent organization guided by its own board of
directors. The board, which consists of composers, songwriters and
music publishers, reflects concert music and popular music genres as
well as the geographic and linguistic regions of Canada. SOCAN
Foundation is closely aligned to the interests of the members of SOCAN:
composers, lyricists, songwriters and publishers of musical works.
SOURCE SOCAN Foundation
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