Peter Kjome, incoming president and CEO of the Phoenix Symphony.

Peter Kjome has been named the new president and CEO of The Phoenix Symphony, after a nationwide executive search conducted by the symphony board of directors,” states an unsigned article in Thursday’s (1/11) Phoenix Business Journal (login may be required). Most recently, Kjome (pronounced Cho-mee) served as president and CEO of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra He has also held the top post at the Grand Rapids Symphony in Michigan and was a professional oboist earlier in his career. Kjome will take over the job in Phoenix on Feb. 1, succeeding Suzanne Wilson, who led the Phoenix Symphony from 2020-2022.Previously, as president and CEO of the Grand Rapids Symphony, Kjome oversaw a $40 million endowment campaign while developing and implementing strategic initiatives that enhanced the orchestra’s service to the community. Earlier in his career, Kjome held executive positions with 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota.