Charlotte Symphony appoints interim executive director

Posted on: August 8, 2012

In Tuesday’s (8/7) Charlotte Observer (North Carolina), Steven Brown reports, “Former Bank of America executive Robert Stickler will be the Charlotte Symphony’s interim executive director as the orchestra seeks a replacement for Jonathan Martin. Stickler, who has served on the orchestra’s board of directors since 2008, will get to work Thursday, board chair Emily Smith said. That will give him a little more than a week to look over Martin’s shoulder before Martin leaves to become chief executive of the Dallas Symphony. Stickler’s experience as a board member—and as a former president of the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte, a subsidiary of the orchestra—‘makes him perfect for this position,’ Smith said. Stickler, whose appointment was approved by the orchestra’s board Tuesday morning, was not available for comment. Stickler was a communications executive for BofA from 1998 until his retirement this year, acting as a spokesman for the chief executive’s office and other bank operations. … Another board member, Richard Osborne, will chair the search committee for Martin’s replacement.”

Posted August 8, 2012