Board: The Philadelphia Orchestra

Posted on: October 23, 2019

RALPH W. MULLER has been named chairman-elect of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Board of Directors. Muller’s three-year term will begin January 1, 2020, succeeding Richard B. Worley. Muller has been a member of the board since 2009, serving on the Strategic Planning Steering Committee and the Executive Committee and as Finance Committee chair. He chaired the CEO Search Committee responsible for hiring President and CEO Matías Tarnopolsky. In May 2019 he spearheaded the new Philadelphia Cultural Pass pilot grant program, which connects arts and culture institutions in the city. In June 2019 Muller concluded his 17-year tenure as CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He was previously president of the University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System, a visiting fellow at the Kings Fund in London, and deputy dean of the Division of the Biological Sciences at the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. He held senior positions with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, serving as deputy commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare. Muller received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in government from Harvard University.

Posted October 23, 2019