Executive Director, Winnipeg Folk Festival
Red Chair – January 23, 2019
Lynne Skromeda is the Executive Director of the Winnipeg Folk Festival where she oversees the four-day summer festival. The festival hosts over 70,000 attendees each July, and its year-round initiatives include over 50 concerts and events.
A graduate of the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba with specialization in Marketing and Small Business Management. Lynne previously spent more than 13 years in the film & TV industry, largely at Frantic Films, where she produced over 150 hours of original award-winning television programming and was responsible for overseeing its business affairs and the international distribution of nearly 600 hours of television.
A passionate supporter of her community, Lynne has spent time on the boards of Festivals and Major Events (FAME) Canada, West End Cultural Centre, On Screen Manitoba and the Plug ICA as well as Manitoba’s Premier’s Economic Advisory Council. She is currently on the boards of Manitobans for the Arts, the Green Action Centre, Imagine Canada and Music Canada Live as well as the Winnipeg Public Library Advisory Committee and the Mayor of Winnipeg’s Arts Advisory Committee.