The Charlotte Symphony in North Carolina has named ANNE MARIE FORBES vice president of development, beginning July 6. Forbes joins the Charlotte Symphony from the Humane Society of Union County, where she served as the organization’s first executive director. Prior to that, Forbes was chief field officer for Autism Speaks, where she led efforts to engage community members and key stakeholders, enhance understanding and acceptance of autism, and increase funding for research. Forbes also was chapter president of the National MS Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter, based in Charlotte, and senior director of chapter relations for the Alzheimer’s Association. Forbes is a classically trained singer who has performed with the Colorado Symphony Chorus, Carolina Voices, and Oratorio Singers, which is now the now Charlotte Symphony Chorus/Charlotte Master Chorale.