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The Phoenix Symphony Elects Directors and Officers at Annual Meeting

Rachel Dahl
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Long-time Director Eliot Minsker Named as Honorary Trustee; Retiring Directors Recognized 

PHOENIX (May 17, 2024) – The Phoenix Symphony announced the election of four Directors and re-election of three Directors to the Board for a three-year term. Additionally, the Board elected Officers and named an Honorary Board Member at the organization’s Annual Board Meeting.   

Community leaders elected to the Board of Directors include Susan Haag, past Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration of the Symphony; Doug Loefgren, Attorney, Loefgren Law; Linda “Mac” Perlich, Owner, ON Media Publishing; and Kallie Rose, Community Leader.

“We are delighted to welcome these four community leaders to The Phoenix Symphony’s Board of Directors,” said Adam Goodman, Board Chair. “Their experience and wisdom will help us to advance our orchestra at an important time in its history. I am optimistic about the future as the Symphony fulfills its mission to provide extraordinary musical experiences that inspire and advance our community, enriching the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds.”

Directors re-elected to the Board include Lon Babby, past President of Basketball Operations, Phoenix Suns; John Graham, President & Chairman, Sunbelt Holdings; and Mark Young, President & CEO, National Bank of Arizona.

The Board elected the following Officers: Adam Goodman, Chair; Morris “Mo” Stein, Chair Elect; Lon Babby, Immediate Past Co-Chair; Susan Haag, Treasurer; Laura Franco French, Secretary; David Bornemann, Vice Chair; Dr. Oliver Harper, Vice Chair and Chair Emeritus; Jenny Holsman Tetreault, Vice Chair; and Jeff Rich, Vice Chair. Peter Kjome is President and CEO.

The Board also honored the exemplary service of a long-time board member.  Eliot Minsker, who previously served on the Board for 12 years, was named an Honorary Trustee.

During the meeting, the Board recognized the service of retiring directors, including Kevin Moriarty, past Chief Financial Officer, TurbineAero, Inc.; and Aidan McSheffrey, past Associate General Manager & Chief Financial Executive, Salt River Project. Kevin Moriarty served as Immediate Past Co-Chair and Treasurer of the Symphony Board, while Aidan McSheffrey served as a Vice Chair.

President and CEO Peter Kjome shared comments following the election. “The Symphony is incredibly fortunate to have a strong, dedicated group of community leaders on our Board of Directors. Our Board Members are powerful advocates for the Phoenix Symphony as one of Arizona’s most important cultural assets,” said Kjome. “We are deeply grateful that our Board will be further strengthened with the election of these leaders.”


Phoenix Symphony

The Phoenix Symphony is Arizona’s largest performing arts organization and one of the state’s most important cultural assets. In addition to performing traditional and modern repertoire in Symphony Hall and around the Valley, its world-class musicians are actively engaged in the community thanks to generous foundation, corporation, and individual support. The Symphony is strengthened by collaborating with renowned guest conductors and artists. The core mission of The Phoenix Symphony is to provide extraordinary musical experiences that inspire and advance our community, enriching the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds. Annually, orchestra members empower more than 125,000 students through education and partnerships and create opportunities for deeper connection for tens of thousands of adults experiencing homelessness, in Alzheimer’s care facilities, in hospitals and in hospice. Overall, Phoenix Symphony musicians traveled more than 14,000 miles across Arizona in 2023 to volunteer in Community Engagement and Education activities.

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