Passing the baton
The MCO’s season kicks off with new executive director at the podium
By Alan Small 
Winnipeg Free Press
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 2023

“It’s a similar size and a similar style of team, where everybody is doing a little bit of everything, from strategic thinking to the execution. I’m pretty comfortable in that kind of environment and that’s part of what attracted me to the organization.”

The game of executive directors’ musical chairs began last November when Vicki Young announced she would end a 20-year run as the MCO’s managing director at the end of the organization’s 50th anniversary season in June.

The MCO hired McManus June 20, only 12 days after Manitoba Film and Music announced Lynne Skromeda, the head of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, would be its executive director and the province’s film commissioner starting Aug. 8.

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