Greenville Symphony’s William Johnson to step down by end of August

Posted on: May 12, 2014

“The Greenville Symphony Orchestra announced today that executive director William Johnson has informed the Symphony’s board of directors of his decision to resign,” reads an article in Friday’s (5/9) Greenville Business Magazine (South Carolina). “Flavia Harton, board chair, stated that the Symphony is currently developing a new strategic plan…. ‘Bill has decided to step down and give the Symphony the opportunity to select new leadership for the future,’ said Harton. Mr. Johnson will continue in his role until a new executive director is selected, but will leave the Symphony not later than August 31, 2014. Mr. Johnson has served as executive director of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra since June 2011, and with music director and conductor Edvard Tchivzhel, led the Symphony through three years of artistic success and financial stability, including three years of the highest ticket sales in its history. ‘We are very appreciative of Bill’s leadership for the past three years,’ said Harton. ‘He leaves the organization in a very sound financial position, and we wish him well in his future endeavors,’ she added. The Symphony’s board of directors has begun the process of selecting a new executive director for the organization.”

Posted May 12, 2014