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HSO Announces Newest Board Members

Harrisburg, PA (October 12, 2020) – The Harrisburg Symphony Association is pleased to announce the appointment of four new board members.

  • Amy Black, Freelance Writer, President, Harrisburg Symphony Society
  • Joe Brye, Regional Portfolio Manager, M&T Bank 
  • Kenneth Shutts, Retired President & CEO, Penn National Insurance 
  • Debra Yates, Owner, Transitions Skin Care 

“We are pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to the HSO Board of Directors,” said Matthew Herren, Executive Director. “Each is uniquely qualified with deep roots in the community, experience in leadership and service, and a dedication to the Symphony and our mission.”

The Harrisburg Symphony Association is a nonprofit organization with an annual budget of $3,000,000, overseen by a volunteer board of 30. Board members may serve up to three consecutive two-year terms.  The symphony’s work receives additional philanthropic support from the Harrisburg Symphony Society. 

“I am delighted to welcome these four new members to the Harrisburg Symphony Association Board of Directors,” said Stephen MacDonald, Board Chair. “These men and women are exemplary individuals whose imagination, energy, and passion for great music will enliven and inform the deliberations of the Board and strengthen the work of the Orchestra at a uniquely challenging moment for all arts organizations.” The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra presents inspiring symphonic music performed by its professional orchestra along with educational programs for audiences of all ages to enrich the cultural life of Central Pennsylvania. This regional jewel of talent is made up of 75 world-class musicians and led by Tony Award-winning conductor Stuart Malina. The Harrisburg Symphony has been providing symphonic music for the enjoyment of the region for 91 years. For tickets and more information about the current season, go to the orchestra’s website at harrisburgsymphony.org.

Editor’s Note:  Headshots of new board members can be accessed here.

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