Maryland Symphony Orchestra Names Six Regional Leaders to Board of Directors
As one of the largest cultural institutions in the Western Maryland four-state region, MSO names Jake Caldwell, Cindy Garland, Kimberly Jones, David McKinney, Tereance Moore, and Brittany Whiteside as new board members to continue supporting and leading the MSO into bold new future ahead
HAGERSTOWN, Md. – June 19, 2018 – As the Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s 2018 fiscal year comes to a close in the weeks ahead, the nonprofit organization announced the addition of six new members recently elected to serve on its board of directors.
Hagerstown residents Jake Caldwell, Cindy Garland, Kimberly Jones, Tereance Moore, and Brittany Whiteside, and Frederick, MD resident David McKinney, were voted in at the MSO Annual Meeting on June 7, 2018, as new board members of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, a $1.6 million professional orchestra based in Hagerstown and serving the entire four-state region of western Maryland, southern Pennsylvania, northern Virginia, and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. The MSO is led by Music Director and Conductor Elizabeth Schulze, and Executive Director Stephen Marc Beaudoin. Their terms as new board members begin July 1, 2018.
“On behalf of the entire Maryland Symphony Orchestra board of directors, I am absolutely delighted to welcome this group of six extraordinary individuals as new members of the MSO board,” says MSO Board Vice Chair Mindy Marsden. “This new class of board members will bring commitment, engagement, and leadership that the MSO and our entire community needs more than ever. We welcome them, and look forward to their long service in support of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.”
The MSO closes its fiscal year on June 30, 2018, and will issue an Annual Report, reflecting on this past fiscal year, to its supporters and the public at large, in mid-to-late July. Additionally, the MSO warmly invites the public to again join for the annual “MSO Salute to Independence” event, coming up Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. This is a free concert community event with an estimated annual attendance of over 30,000 people. The MSO’s 2018-19 season of concerts, on the theme of “Beginnings,” opens October 13-14, 2018 with “Visions of America,” a visual American music concert experience at the historic Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown. More information is available at www.marylandsymphony.org
About the newly elected Maryland Symphony Orchestra board members:
Jake Caldwell is Senior Minister of First Christian Church in Hagerstown. A Maryland native, Caldwell is a graduate of Eastern University (B.A.), Asbury Theological Seminary (M.A.), and Lexington Theological Seminary (MDiv). He and his wife, Diana, have two girls, Hannah and Lydia. In his free time, he roots for the Baltimore Ravens, enjoys cooking good food to share with friends and family, and clay shooting sports. About being elected to the MSO board, Mr. Caldwell says this: “I am excited to serve on the MSO board because it is an opportunity to support a valuable community asset that enriches the lives of many within our region.”
Cindy Garland is Director of Marketing at Antietam Broadband, a position she has held since 2001, and also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation. Born and raised in Washington County, Maryland, Cindy holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from Frostburg State University. Her hobbies include SCUBA diving, music, writing, and she is a private pilot. Garland is also the published author of “The Raconteur: Chronicles of the Dark Languages Book One” (Cressen Books), and one of her short stories appears on the CD “Doctor Who Short Trips, Volume 4,” read by Dr. Who star Colin Baker. “Washington County is extremely lucky to have a symphony orchestra,” Ms. Garland says. “Music and arts organizations contribute greatly to both the cultural and economic health of communities. I am honored to support the MSO for the beautiful balance it brings to my hometown.”
Kimberly Jones is Retail Store Manager for US Cellular, and a native of St. Louis, Missouri, who moved to the region in 2012. Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services, from Columbia College, in St. Louis, MO. In addition to her role with US Cellular, Jones is a member of the City of Hagerstown Planning Committee, Director of Community Outreach for The Career Closet (connecting individuals who experience low income to professional career ready attire), and supports the work of the “It’s a Blessing to be a Blessing” initiative. “Music is an expression of what lives in the heart of the artist,” Ms. Jones says. “I am most excited to assist in connecting our community to the dynamic diversity of art through the MSO."
David McKinney works for the Defense Information Systems Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland in Strategic Communications and Public Affairs. A native and current resident of Frederick, McKinney has a diverse background; 21 years in the U.S. Air Force including an assignment with the White House and Air Force One, IT project and proposal management, and experience as a radio host, announcer, and audio engineer. He and his wife Karen Sternberg McKinney are actively involved in the Frederick community, including as founding members of the newly formed Frederick Friends of the MSO. “Music has the power to communicate, inspire, and change lives,” Mr. McKinney says. “My goal as an MSO board member is to bring this amazing musical treasure to as many people as possible across the region.”
Tereance Moore is a Senior Project Manager at Citigroup. He has called Hagerstown home for 14 after relocating with Citi from New York City. He is also the owner of TM Consulting, LLC where he uses his 20 plus years of knowledge in organizational leadership and finance to support his passion for supporting entrepreneur and community advocacy. His passion for business is only superseded by his support for making music and the creative arts accessible to all. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Charleston, is active as a SCORE mentor, a board member of the STEAM education nonprofit The Beacon House, and was recently accepted into Leadership Washington County’s Class of 2019. About his appointment to the MSO board, Mr. Moore had this to say: “Music is art and art is a universal language that we must use to unite and heal a world divided.”
Brittany Whiteside is Director of Member Services at Patriot Federal Credit Union, based in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and serving southern Pennsylvania and Western Maryland. Brittany is an active member of the regional community, serving on the board of Leadership Washington County and as a member of the Greater Hagerstown Committee. She holds Bachelor’s and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Maryland, and is a graduate of the Leadership Washington County program. Ms. Whiteside says: “I am passionate about utilizing the arts as a conduit to build a stronger, more engaged community. Through stewardship and advocacy, I look forward to serving both the MSO and its patrons.”
The board also voted in support of returning MSO board member, and Past President, Brendan Fitzsimmons. Fitzsimmons is a Senior Vice President with the Hershey-Fitzsimmons Group of RBC Wealth Management Advisors of Hagerstown, Maryland.
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