Impact Examples: Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Former role: corporate lawyer
Ruth Sovronsky added, “My advice to anyone considering a candidate with corporate experience is don’t judge people by their faces, ages or past careers. Look to their skills and how those skills are applicable to new challenges. Experience has taught us to roll with punches, prioritize, and work in challenging environments.”
As an attorney, and now as a Development Director, I am using similar skills: helping people to commit to a shared vision, negotiating, active listening, speaking in front of groups, learning a subject matter quickly.
My love of music is in my DNA, but the move to the HSO was prompted by my desire to be part of an important arts organization that was serving the community through music. Great music is always available those who want it, but the need to ensure the availability of music to the community is also important. “