After serving as interim executive director, MARK PATRICK has been named executive director of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Patrick began working with the orchestra in 2004 as stage manager. Since that time, he has held various roles within the Birmingham-based organization, moving from director of operations to general manager, and now executive director. Over the past 17 years, Patrick has cultivated relationships with members of the orchestra, staff, and community and corporate partners, building experience in artistic leadership, budget management, arts advocacy, and related areas.

Additionally, the ASO has promoted KIMBERLY KING to the position of director of development. King has 20 years’ experience in non-profit fundraising, membership development, and generating community awareness of the arts. Before joining the ASO in 2019 as corporate development and events manager, she was the development officer for the Birmingham Museum of Art until 2007 before transitioning to board membership at the museum in 2009.