“The Philadelphia Orchestra hopes to have a new president/CEO named by March 1. In the meantime, the organization will be led by two insiders after the current president steps down at the end of the calendar year,” writes Peter Dobrin in Wednesday’s (11/15) Philadelphia Inquirer. “Matthew Loden and Ryan Fleur will share administrative leadership, with the title of interim co-presidents, as the orchestra looks for a successor to Allison B. Vulgamore. Fleur and Loden are currently executive vice president for orchestra advancement and executive vice president for institutional advancement, respectively. Vulgamore announced the Dec. 31 end to her tenure in June…. The orchestra’s search committee expects to begin interviewing after the first of the year. The committee has nine musicians and board members, said board chairman Richard B. Worley, and will, in addition, have input at some point from music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin…. Among the criteria the orchestra is looking for in candidates are managers who know how to run a complex institution, have a passion for the music, are good fund-raisers, and can work well on behalf of the orchestra with other arts groups and in the ‘broader civic community,’ said Muller.”

Posted November 16, 2017

Pictured: Matthew Loden (left) and Ryan Fleur will serve as interim co-presidents at the Philadelphia Orchestra after President and CEO Allison Vulgamore steps down on Dec. 31. Matthew Loden photo by Maggie Corcoran Henry. Ryan Fleur photo courtesy Philadelphia Orchestra