January 26, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

13 NEW BOARD MEMBERS WELCOMED TO
OREGON SYMPHONY BOARD OF DIRECTORS


(PORTLAND, Ore.) – At its recent annual membership meeting, the Oregon Symphony Board of Directors elected 13 new members, each to a three-year term.

President Scott Showalter commented: “Growing our Board has demonstrable impact on our organization and the community of Oregon and Southwest Washington. These leaders invest significant time and money to grow the reach and impact of our artistic and community programs.”

The new members, who bring the total Board of Directors membership to 38, assume shared responsibility to oversee the largest musical organization in the state. With an annual budget of $16 million, the Symphony attracts over 150,000 patrons to over 75 performances of classical, pops, kids and special concerts each season. It reaches an additional 50,000 children and adults through performances and music education programs in schools, libraries, neighborhood centers, and prisons.

The new members include:

Steve Bass
OPB

Christopher Brooks
Brooks Estate Law

Eve Callahan
Umpqua Bank

Bill Early
Jeld-Wen (retired)

Bob Harrison
Western Pacific

Dr. Jeff Heatherington
Family Care

Don Hermanns
Oregon Symphony Musician

Grady Jurrens
Veber Partners

Priscilla Wold Longfield
Community Volunteer

James Lynch
Intel

Roscoe Nelson
Nelson & Nelson

Derald Walker
Cascadia

Jack Wilborn
KPMG (retired)

The Oregon Symphony, which has finished with season-end surpluses for the past five years, is midway through its 2014/15 season. To date, ticket revenue and contributed income are running ahead of last year’s results.

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CONTACT:
Jim Fullan
Vice President/Communications, Marketing, Sales
503-416-6347
jfullan@orsymphony.org