Wednesday’s (3/17) Milwaukee Business Journal reports, “The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has named Donald Tyler, an MSO board member and retired vice president of investment products and services at Northwestern Mutual, as interim president and executive director. The MSO board of directors will hold a nationwide search for a candidate to fill the vacancy left by Mark Hanson, who accepted a position [as executive director and CEO] with the Houston Symphony. Tyler’s appointment was announced Wednesday by MSO board chairman Chris Abele. Tyler has been a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra board since April 2007. He currently serves on both the executive and finance committees. Tyler has also participated in several other committees throughout his tenure as an MSO board member and has been instrumental in growing the MSO’s support from area corporations, including Northwestern Mutual. … Hanson has served as executive director and president of the MSO since January 2004. He will be returning to Houston where he spent time with the orchestra as a management fellow through the League of American Orchestras, and where his wife attended Rice University. Hanson will start in Houston May 1.”

Posted March 18, 2010