California’s San Luis Obispo Symphony has named ANNA JAMES MILLER incoming executive director. She will succeed Interim Executive Director Paul Severtson on June 1. Miller is a former professional ballet dancer and teacher. She has worked for organizations including Seattle Opera, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Spectrum Dance Theatre, Icicle Arts, Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, Federal Way Symphony, Auburn Symphony, and Bremerton Symphony. Most recently, she worked in a communications role with Kitsap Community Foundation. Miller has taught funding and grant writing for nonprofits at Olympic College and served as a teaching assistant for graduate and PhD courses in Gonzaga University’s School of Leadership Studies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in arts administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a master of arts in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University, and professional certificates in fundraising and grant and proposal writing.