Owensboro Symphony appoints Gwyn Payne as deputy CEO

Posted on: October 17, 2019

“Gwyn Payne has been named the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra’s deputy chief executive officer,” writes Bobbie Hayse in Wednesday’s (10/16) Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, KY). “She will assume the position immediately. Payne, who previously served as the symphony’s general manager, has been with the OSO since 2000. Dan Griffith, who served as the symphony’s executive director from 1984-1997, returned as CEO in 2014. He announced his retirement in May of this year…. Griffith has agreed to continue in the position through 2020…. In her position as deputy CEO, Payne will immediately assume all day-to-day management and resource development responsibilities of the OSO…. Edna Barnes, OSO governing board chair, said that Payne’s overall skillset and profile presented the best of all the candidates interviewed for the position ‘to replace Dan Griffith…. She has leadership, management, fundraising, marketing, and thinking skills,’ Barnes said. ‘We have no doubt that she will dive in headfirst to do all that is necessary.’ ” The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra is “an organization with a mission I believe in and I look forward to working with the staff, board, volunteers and musicians as we continue to build on our 54 seasons of success,” said Payne.

Posted October 17, 2019