CCMA Names New Executive Director

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The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kat Salvador as the new Executive Director of the Association.

Ms. Salvador joins the CCMA after working with the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) for 5 years. In her time at FACTOR, she served as chair of several areas including the resource centre and the FACTOR Open Mic Nights. Kat has worked very closely with a Board of Directors at the Association level as well as nationally, through her work each year with regional Music Industry Associations on the National Advisory Board.

“I am really looking forward to joining the CCMA team,” said Ms. Salvador. “I believe in the mandate of the CCMA, and I feel lucky to be a part of another organization that works on a daily basis to promote the development of Canadian talent.”

"The CCMA is constantly evolving and Kat possesses the ability to cope with change,” said Board Director and acting CCMA Executive Director, Lynne Foster. “Kat has a lot to bring to the table, including years of experience in the Canadian music industry and an optimistic attitude which will serve the Association very well. I look forward to working with her through Country Music Week Winnipeg to ensure a smooth transition.”

Country Music Week 2008 takes place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 5-8. For more information about the event or the Canadian Country Music Association visit

About the CCMA and Country Music Week
The CCMA is a non profit trade association dedicated to the growth and development of Canadian country music. For over 30 years the CCMA has marked each September with Country Music Week, a four day conference and celebration culminating in the internationally broadcast CCMA Awards (established 1983). Country Music Week is one of the largest music events in Canada with a combination of activities for both community and industry including showcase opportunities for newcomers, educational seminars and an all day FanFest that delivers Canada’s stars to the community.

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