The East Texas Symphony Orchestra has named Vanessa Gardner as its new Executive Director.
Ms. Gardner brings to the ETSO administrative position experience in management and work in the arts community. She has served as General Manager of the Lexington (MA) Symphony, which received recognition from the League of American Orchestras during her tenure, served as Events Manager for The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Program Coordinator for the Northeast Center for the Arts, as well as the Atlantic Brass Quintet Seminar. Most recently she has worked as Assistant Director of the Office of External Events & Conference Housing at Northeastern University (Boston, MA). She also works as a freelance musician (French horn).
Ms. Gardner assumed her duties at the ETSO on January 23, 2017.