Monday, November 23, 2009

news from SPAC, hires former ASO manager, Sharon Walsh.

SPAC hires former ASO general manager

By BRIAN RIVLIN, Special to the Times Union
Last updated: 4:05 p.m., Monday, November 23, 2009

The Saratoga Performing Arts Center has announced that former Albany Symphony Orchestra General Manager Sharon Walsh will become the next executive assistant with the organization. Walsh has more than 20 years of administrative experience in various artistic venues, including 15 years with the Albany Symphony Orchestra and five years with the National Museum of Dance. She will be providing support for SPAC's President and Executive Director Marcia J. White.
While with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Walsh managed the operational aspects of the organization including: budget development and management, music, personnel and educational programing. She retired in February from the ASO and was replaced in late summer by Brian Ritter, who has assumed general managing and developmental responsibilities as ASO's first executive director.

Walsh will join SPAC on Nov. 30, replacing staffer Nancy Meyer who is retiring at the end of the year.


Ben lives on said...

Marcia White made her two phone calls so her work for the season is done. I only hope Walsh knows what shes doing. The BSO as Announced its 2010 Tanglewood Season,

But SPAC still can't make Christmas gift certificates available. Sometimes its just sad to see all the mismanagement at these formally great institutions.

Well Marcia with your work done for the next year enjoy your quarter million dollar salary.

Anonymous said...

How interesting that Marcia's new exec assistant has better arts management credentials than she does. And we've heard nothing from Marcia about the conviction of her former boss two days ago.