Kathryn Martin named Tucson Symphony’s interim president and CEO

Posted on: April 1, 2019

“Tucson Symphony Orchestra tapped a nationally known arts transition leader to fill in as president and CEO while the orchestra searches for someone to replace Thomas McKinney,” writes Cathalena Burch in Friday’s (3/29) Arizona Daily Star. “The appointment of Santa Barbara-based veteran arts leader and coach Kathryn R. Martin to interim president and CEO comes less than a month after McKinney left the TSO job to take a similar position with Tucson Interfaith Community Services. Martin arrived in Tucson on Friday and could be in the job as long as a year, she and TSO officials said. Martin comes to the orchestra at ‘a very exciting time,’ TSO Board Chairwoman Autumn van den Berg said in a written release. The board this season signed a three-year contract with the musicians and extended Music Director José Luis Gomez’s contract through 2024, she said.… Martin said her first priority is to get to know the orchestra and the community … Martin … will commute to Tucson from her California home, where she sits on the boards of the Association of California Symphony Orchestras and Santa Barbara Symphony—one of the organizations where she served as an interim executive director.”

Posted April 1, 2019