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Phoenix Symphony taps new female CEO

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Posted at 12:18 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 14:18:14-05

The Phoenix Symphony has selected a new president and CEO to replace Jim Ward, who is retiring after leading the organization since 2011.

Effective Jan. 21, Suzanne Wilson will take over the nonprofit organization, as Ward pursues work in the private sector.

Coming from New York City, Wilson previously served as executive director of the Midori Foundation, which provides music education to NYC public school students in underserved communities. She also served as chief of staff for the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Before that, Wilson was director of the Office of External Affairs and Partnerships for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, as well as vice president of education and community engagement for the Celebrity Series of Boston.

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