The Board of Directors of Florida’s Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra has elected MELODY LYNCH as its new president. Lynch, a shareholder at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor and Reed, P.A., succeeds Mary Palmer at the orchestra. Lynch’s two-year term began on July 1, 2021. Lynch has served on the orchestra’s board of directors since February 2015. She also serves on the Arts League and Alumni Board of Visitors at her alma mater, Lake Highland Preparatory School; volunteers as a pro bono attorney with the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association and Seniors First; and has a background in professional dance. Most recently she chaired the search committee that brought current Executive Director Paul Helfrich to the Orlando Philharmonic.
Additional Orlando Philharmonic Board appointments include vice president and president-elect, Priscilla Azzolini, partner/director of communications at Different Perspective; secretary, Lawrence Kellogg, founder at LKLSG; and treasurer, Michelle Napier, chief revenue officer at Orlando Health.