Media Release

CARAS Announces New Board Members

Sep 28, 2017

CARAS Announces New Board Members

TORONTO, ON — The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today the appointment of its new members joining the Board of Directors. 

Joining the board are:

Julie Adam: Senior Vice President Radio, Rogers Communications

Jennifer Dettman (Observer): Executive Director, Unscripted Content at CBC

Christina Litz: Senior Vice President, Marketing & Content, Canadian Football League

Meghan Symsyk: Vice President, International Marketing & Management, Entertainment One

Rob Zifarelli: Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency

 

We are so fortunate to have a talented, dedicated and passionate collection of board members at CARAS,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts. “The Canadian music industry continues to grow and evolve due to the enthusiasm and energy of those within the business and those who support it across the various verticals of the entertainment industry. We are privileged to have the expertise from industry leaders to support CARAS’ goals and initiatives in a forward direction.”

CARAS acknowledges the commitment of all its board members who continue to proactively champion Canadian music and offer their knowledge and guidance to the CARAS organization. CARAS would like to thank its outgoing board members for their dedication and service.

 

The Complete List of the CARAS Board of Directors:

Chairman: Mark Cohon, Executive Chairman, Georgian Bay Spirits Company

1st Vice-Chair: Steve Kane, President, Warner Music Canada

2nd Vice-Chair:  Erik Hoffman, President Canada, Live Nation

Secretary: Jeffrey Remedios: President & CEO, Universal Music Canada

Julie Adam: Senior Vice President Radio, Rogers Communications

Bruce Allen: President, Bruce Allen Management

Joel Carriere: Owner, Bedlam Music Management/Dine Alone Records

Shane Carter: President, Sony Music Entertainment Canada

Jeff Craib:  President, The Feldman Agency

Phil King: Senior Vice President Distribution, Canada, Sony Pictures Television

Christina Litz: Senior Vice President, Marketing & Content, Canadian Football League

Meghan Symsyk: Vice President, International Marketing & Management, Entertainment One

Jennifer Walsh: Country Manager, iTunes, iBooks, App Store, Apple Canada

Rob Zifarelli: Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency

Jennifer Dettman (Observer): Executive Director, Unscripted Content at CBC

 

Website: www.junoawards.ca

Twitter: @TheJUNOAwards
Instagram: @TheJUNOAwards

 

About CARAS: 
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards, MusiCounts, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 47th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), please visit www.junoawards.ca.  

 

For more information on the JUNO Awards or interview requests, please contact: 

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