#b#PSO Chief Retires#/b#
The executive director of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Melanie Clarke, executive director, will step down July 1 after leading the orchestra through nine seasons.
Clarke joined the PSO as a violinist 25 years ago. In 1995 she founded PSO BRAVO! and became the manager of education. She was appointed director of development in 2005 and executive director in 2006.
“The Princeton Symphony Orchestra has benefited enormously from the talent, energy, and artistic sensibility of Melanie Clarke,” said David Tierno, president of the PSO board. “She has brought great competence and professionalism to all of her responsibilities.”
Clarke oversaw a more than five-fold increase in the orchestra’s endowment and brought on board a new music director, Rossen Milanov (after the previous director, Mark Laycock, was terminated from his position after 21 years — U.S. 1, August 8, 2007). She also introduced community engagement programs. PSO BRAVO!, the music education program she founded, now reaches more than 10,000 students a year.
“I am excited about this change and believe a new executive director will find strength, stability, and the opportunity to continue to develop this fine orchestra,” Clarke said. “I have been blessed with superb partners here, including Rossen, our board, staff, musicians, and donors. Because my love of this orchestra grew out of my experience as one of its musicians, I have been honored to work alongside the wonderful musicians and guest artists of the PSO and look forward to staying involved.”
The PSO board has appointed trustee Michael Gehret, a former associate director of the Institute for Advanced Study, who is also a past senior vice president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, to lead a search committee seeking Clarke’s replacement.
#b#New in Town#/b#
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Li & Company, an accounting business, has moved to a new address on Tamarack Circle.
Right Management Consultants (MAN), 116 Village Boulevard, Suite 200, Princeton 08540-5765; 609-987-0730; fax, 609-987-0583.
Right Management Consultants moved from 155 Village Boulevard to a smaller office on the same street.
Syska Hennessy Group, 200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 128, Hamilton 08619; 609-378-0235; fax, 609-514-3907. John Bilotta, vice president. www.syska.com.
Syska Hennessy Group, a consulting and engineering company, has moved from College Road East to American Metro Boulevard.
David Popp, 68, on January 30. A past president of the Ewing Board of Education, he was a long-time employee of A-1 Limousine.
Josephine Massaro, 68, on January 30. She worked for Russo Music Center in Hamilton for 19 years.
Bob Callahan, 59, on January 27. He was the head coach of the Princeton University men’s squash team for 32 years and led them to the national championship in 2012. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, February 7, at 1:30 p.m. at the Princeton University Chapel.
Margaret Skelly Goheen on January 25. The wife of the late former Princeton University president Robert Goheen, she was an active volunteer with the university’s Isabella McCosh Infirmary, the University Art Museum, the Aquinas Institute, the Princeton YWCA, Stuart Country Day school, and the Princeton Committee of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Carolyn Massad, 79, on January 24. She retired after more than 30 years at Educational Testing Services. She was also an adjunct professor at the College of New Jersey.
George Edwards, 63, on January 23. He was employed by SERV for the past 17 years.
Barbara Gaskill, 80, on January 29. She was retired from New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company.