CCMA Executive Director Leaves Organization

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The Board of Directors of the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) announced today that Executive Director, Carmen Celestini, has left the organization to pursue new opportunities, effective immediately.
“The Board of Directors wishes Carmen well in her new endeavors,” said Heather Ostertag, Chair of Board of Directors of the CCMA.

To see the association through this transition, Lynne Foster, Secretary Treasurer of the CCMA Board of Directors has stepped in temporarily to assume the role of acting Executive Director. “I look forward to working with the CCMA in the role of Executive Director until a suitable replacement can be found,” said Foster. The search for a permanent Executive Director will begin immediately.

About the Canadian Country Music Association

Since 1976 the Canadian Country Music Association has been a pivotal member of the entertainment industry in Canada as a federally charted, non-profit trade organization. For more than 30 years the CCMA has worked to protect the heritage of; advocate the development of; and enact laws favourable to the Canadian country music industry domestically and internationally. Through the use of education, marketing and communications, plus recognition, the CCMA works on behalf of its membership and the industry throughout the year and during pivotal events such as Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards each September, to heighten awareness and increase exposure for Canada's country industry.

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