The Pasadena Symphony and Pops has named Andrew Brown as chief executive officer, effective November 13, 2023. Brown will manage the Pasadena Symphony, which is currently in a music director search; the Pasadena Pops, which is led by Principal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein; and the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestras, which serve over 700 students. For the past five years, Brown was CEO of Pacific Chorale, which he guided through transition and growth, including its first Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance in 2021, for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s recording of Mahler Symphony No. 8. Prior to the Pacific Chorale, Brown worked at the LA Master Chorale, the resident chorus at Walt Disney Concert Hall, most recently as chief operating officer. A professional singer, Brown sang with the Master Chorale for ten seasons and can also be heard on film and television soundtracks. Brown holds M.B.A. and M.A. in arts management degrees from the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Ball State University.
Kimberly S. Winick has been elected as president of the organization’s Board of Directors, commencing with the current season. Winick has served on the executive committee of the Board of Directors for over a decade in various roles, including director at large, co-chair of the CEO Search Committee, and vice president of investments. Winick is a commercial finance lawyer who has focused on restructuring businesses during a 38-year career. She is currently a mediator for local bankruptcy courts, and often provides pro bono services in Spanish. She has served in many professional and civic organizations. Winick holds a J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and English Literature from Middlebury College.