“Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra has named Natalie Ann Kasievich as its new executive director,” writes Shirley McMarlin in Tuesday’s (5/3) Tribune-Review (Tarentum, PA). “Kasievich comes to the Greensburg-based symphony from a position as an engagement leader for Thrivent Financial…. She also is the former board president of the Edgewood Symphony, a community orchestra of volunteer musicians, and former executive director of the Portiuncula Foundation of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neuma, both based in Pittsburgh. ‘When I worked on the board of the Edgewood Symphony, I had fallen in love with arts management,’ … Kasievich said. Kasievich … holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Wheeling Jesuit University and a master’s degree in public management from … Carnegie Mellon University…. She began studying the violin at age 4 and began playing orchestral music at 9 with Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra Symphonette. She continues to play locally as a freelance violinist and with the Edgewood Symphony. During her tenure as Edgewood Symphony board president, Kasievich was integral in doubling the operating budget and overseeing growth in artistic quality, audience attendance and fund development.” Kasievich began her new job Monday; she succeeds Endicott Reindl, who stepped down in February.