The Phoenix Symphony Names Seasoned Fundraising Pros as Chief Development Officer and Vice President of Development

PHOENIX—The Phoenix Symphony is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Fredman as its new Chief Development Officer and Tammy Rocker as its new Vice President of Development.

‘I am thrilled that Ron and Tammy will be joining our family at The Phoenix Symphony”, says Jim Ward, President and CEO of the Symphony. “Their fundraising experience will help to fuel our overall mission of feeding the soul of this community with quality music, bolstering the cultural economy for continued growth and helping to educate the next generation of a creative workforce.”

Ron Fredman joins the Symphony as the previous CDO at the Kansas City Ballet. He has enjoyed many years of success, including record-breaking seasons as chief fundraiser for the Kansas City Symphony and Houston Symphony. His background includes more than a decade as a national fundraising consultant, chiefly with Hartsook Companies, where he rose to Executive Vice President. He has guided cultural organizations, social services, youth groups, schools, religious institutions, healthcare, associations, and foundations, and is well known for beyond-the-horizon thinking, deceptively tough questions, nurtured expectations and enthusiastic partnerships.

An Arizona native, Tammy Rocker joins as the previous CDO for Circle the City, a nonprofit providing for the healthcare needs of those experiencing homelessness. She has over 20 years of experience as a nonprofit executive with a long record of success in fund development. Her passion for improving community health led her to a position with the American Heart Association, where she held numerous leadership roles over 12 years.  In her tenure with AHA/ASA, Tammy demonstrated excellence in delivering measurable mission results, generating significant revenue, cultivating and engaging volunteers, stewarding major donors, developing innovative programs and initiatives, and recruiting and retaining top talent.  She and her team have won an array of National and Affiliate awards.

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About The Phoenix Symphony

The Phoenix Symphony has been proudly serving the citizens of the Phoenix metropolitan area and Arizona since 1947. The Phoenix Symphony presents an annual season from September through the beginning of June, featuring full-length classical and pops concerts at Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix, as well as concerts in Scottsdale, Mesa, Prescott and throughout central Arizona. The Symphony performs for more than 125,000 students and children, helping to introduce music to new generations through a variety of education and youth-engagement programs. For more information, visit phoenixsymphony.org