Santa Barbara Symphony has added seven new board members since January, bringing in new and fresh perspectives to reorganize leadership and define the vision for the Symphony going forward, the Symphony announced Monday.
Renee Grubb, Catherine Remak and Steve Thompson join the Symphony Board as the newest members, following the addition of Janet Garufis, Dan Burnham, Allen Mask, and Sarah Chrisman, according to a Symphony press release.
“This is an exciting time for the Symphony Board with these 7 new members joining forces with the existing committed board members to build a new future for this community treasure,” said Dr. Robert Weinman, Board Member.
The seven new board members join Jon Greenleaf, Chris Harris, Pam Johnston, Don Gilman, Mashey Bernstein, Stephen Erickson, Daniel Hochman, George Konstantinow, Kate Parker, Michelle Richardson, Stefan Riesenfeld, Howard J. Smith, and Robert Weinman.
In addition to the new members, the board has taken the action to update the organizational structure by naming Janet Garufis the Chair of the Board, Kevin A. Marvin the President and CEO, and Blaine Inafuku as the Vice President of Artistic Administration, according to the press release. This team works with the 10 dedicated staff members who support education, marketing, community engagement and fund development at the Santa Barbara Symphony.
“The recent work by the board of directors to add new directors, update the organizational structure and dedicate time to solidifying our vision is just one step in many you can expect from this group of dedicated volunteers who understand the value of symphonic music and our very own regional symphony. It is an exciting time of change and growth at the Santa Barbara Symphony and I look forward to having the Santa Barbara community at our side to make sure we serve this community for many more decades to come,” said Ms. Garufis.