JO MAY SALONEN has been appointed executive director of Montana’s Missoula Symphony Association, the parent organization of the Missoula Symphony and Chorale. Salonen served as the association’s interim executive director for the past seven months and applied for the job, along with a large number of national and international applicants. Salonen is a longtime resident of Missoula, working in the community in a variety of marketing and public relations roles. She is the former owner/partner of Salonen-Smith Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations, LLC, and had been working as a freelance marketing professional before joining the MSA. Classical music has long been an interest, and she plays cello in small ensembles. The orchestra is currently seeking a music director, with five music director finalists set to lead the orchestra and chorale in the new season.

Posted April 30, 2019