Wednesday (3/6) on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch blog Culture Club, Sarah Bryan Miller writes, “The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has a new vice president for development: John Easley will take the post, effective April 15. He’s not new to St. Louis, though; he was vice president for development and external affairs at the St. Louis Art Museum from 2002-2008. While there, Easley was in charge of a capital campaign to help support the museum’s $145 million dollar expansion. In other posts in a 35-year in development and non-profit experience, he’s worked at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Dallas Symphony Association. Easley is currently at the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, where he’s been president and CEO since 2010. His campaigns have raised more than $500 million over the course of his career.”

Posted March 7, 2013