March 12, 2013 – Following a nationwide search, Kelly Ruggirello, a 25-year resident of Long Beach has been appointed executive director of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra. She began her new post on March 4. Ruggirello is the former president and CEO of Pacific Chorale in Orange County and has held positions with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Pacific Symphony in Orange County. She has done consulting work with choruses, orchestras and arts schools both locally and nationally; volunteers as president of the Association of California Symphony Orchestras Board of Directors; and does fundraising for Chorus America’s Chorus Management Institute. For more information, visit www.lbso.org. (Photograph by the Business Journal’s Thomas McConville)

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