George Monger to be Memphis Symphony’s new chief operations officer

Posted on: December 5, 2016

“Capping off a year of major transition, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra has hired a new chief operations officer to help drive its strategic plan,” writes Mark Richens in Friday’s (12/2) Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN). “George Monger, 27 … has been on the new job since Nov. 14, working out of the symphony’s offices on the University of Memphis campus, where the MSO now serves as an orchestra in residence.” Monger comes from the Memphis nonprofit Consortium MMT, where he served as vice president and executive director. “Monger’s portfolio will include finding efficiencies, improving patron experience and maximizing revenues.… Monger brings a unique perspective to his job as a young African-American executive seeking to broaden the orchestra’s reach…. Monger will be working with interim CEO Jen Bradner and the symphony board, led by businesswoman and civic leader Gayle Rose, to implement the MSO’s five-year plan for stability, to help roll out new programs stemming from the symphony-university partnership, and to deepen the symphony’s role in a diverse community.” Monger says, “It’s about being able to deliver a quality business product through the administrative level, the artistic level and the patron engagement level.”

Posted December 5, 2016