Canadian Federation of Musicians Appoints Liana White Executive Director

Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) is very pleased to announce Liana White has been appointed Executive Director.  In her new role, Ms. White will assume responsibilities formerly overseen by Alan Willaert, AFM Vice President from Canada. The appointment is effective Monday, April 23, 2012.

“We are delighted that Liana has accepted this position,” says Mr. Willaert.   “She been a dedicated and highly valued member of the organization who has acquired the skills to successfully meet and exceed the mandate of Executive Director. We congratulate her, and are excited about this new chapter in her career with the Canadian Federation of Musicians”.

Ms. White, who is celebrating her 16th year working with the Federation, has vast experience in the arts & entertainment community, a solid reputation as a knowledgeable resource on cross-border immigration requirements, and a demonstrated understanding of the needs of musician’s today.  In her new role Ms. White will oversee governance matters for the union at large, including serving as the primary liaison with Local affiliate offices and for member relations.

During her tenure with Federation, Ms. White served as the Artist Immigration Administrator before being promoted to her current position: Director of Administration and Services. As Director of Administration and Services, Ms. White oversaw the overall administrative functions of the AFM’s Canadian Office.

Over the Years, White has become recognized within the Canadian music industry in industry publications and associations, such as: Canadian Musician Magazine, Songwriters Association of Canada, Canadian Conference of the Arts, The New Indie (Volume II), Orchestras Canada, Phemphat Entertainment Group [Honey Jam], East Coast Music Association, Music Nova Scotia, Music Manitoba, Toronto Downtown Jazz, Metalworks Institute and International Musician. White has written articles, given interviews and provided artist-immigration and general AFM consultation to these industry publications and associations.  

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