TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) — The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the organization behind the JUNO Awards, has announced the appointment of Mark Cohon to serve as Chairman of their Board of Directors.
Cohon is best known for his tenure at the ead of the Canadian Football League, where he oversaw significant increases in attendance, $2 billion worth of new stadiums, and record television ratings.
Cohon is a graduate of Upper Canada College and Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science majoring in communication studies. He has held positions with the NBA and the MLB as Head of International Marketing and Head of Corporate Development respectively, before becoming President and Chief Executive Officer of AudienceView Ticketing, a company that sells ticketing systems and services to sports, arts and entertainment events.
In 2003, he was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Ontario Science Centre and then named Chair in 2006.
“We have much to be proud of in our Canadian music industry,” said Cohon. “It is going to be exciting working with the Board, the CARAS leadership team and corporate, media and governmental partners to celebrate our remarkable artists and performers with Canadians across our nation.” – Staff Writers