According to the Future of Music Coalition newsletter, FMC founder Jenny Toomey has been hired as the next Program Officer for Media and Cultural Policy at the Ford Foundation. After making her name as a recording artist and independent label manager, Toomey founded the Future of Music Coalition in 2000 with Kristin Thomson (who is taking over as interim Executive Director). I’ve been impressed with FMC for a while now, and their 2005 Policy Summit (which I attended for free on a musician’s scholarship and wrote a short article about for NewMusicBox) was a lot of fun and extraordinarily interesting. Good job by Ford for snapping her up.