FAI is governed by a volunteer board of directors representing leadership in the folk music industry worldwide.

The board is elected by the voting members of the organization each fall, and an annual general meeting of members is held during the conference each year.

President

Ashley Shabankareh

Artist / NFP Arts Administrator

at
Artist Corps New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Vice President

Reid Wick

Sr. Membership & Project Manager

at
Recording Academy

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Secretary

Rosalyn Dennett

Executive Director

at
Folk Music Ontario

Toronto, Ontario, CA

Treasurer

Dee Fretwell

Dean / Business Department, Senior Faculty

at
Southern Oregon University

Ashland, OR, USA

At-Large

Lynn Cingari

Agent

at
Wasserman Music

Monterey, California, USA

Ayappa Biddanda

Sr. Director

at
Concord

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Beau Bledsoe

Artist

at
Ensemble Iberica

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Laia Canals

Director

at
Tempi

Copenhagen, Denmark

Elizabeth Cawein

Found and Executive Director

at
Music Export Memphis

Memphis, TN, USA

Mariah Czap

Co-General Manager

at
Yep Roc Records

Durham, NC, USA

Iona Fyfe

Artist/Director

at
Traditional Music and Song Association

Glasgow, Scotland

Thérèse LaGamma

Director, Public Programs

at
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Washington, DC, USA

Sara Leishman

Executive Director

at
Calgary Folk Festival

Calgary, Alberta, CA

Art Menius

Folk Radio Promoter and DJ

at
Art Menius Radio

Rougemont, NC, USA

Charlie Mosbrook

Teaching Artist

at
Roots of American Music

Cleveland Heights, OH, USA

Ann Powers

Critic and Correspondent

at
NPR Music

Nashville, TN, USA

Guillermo Subauste

Producer

at
Pacha Sound

Whitby, Ontario, Canada

Gerald Torres

Professor of Law

at
Yale University

Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

Brandi Waller-Pace

Found/Executive Director

at
Decolonizing the Music Room

Fort Worth, TX, USA

Caroline Randall Williams

Artist / Author / Scholar

at
Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Tina Wroblewski

Regional and International Outreach Manager

at
Small World Music

Toronto, ON, Canada