Shakeup at the top of the New York Philmain
Debrah Borda is taking charge of fundraising and Lincoln Center’s reopening.
That gives two male VPs a real taste of power. Here’s the press release:
Deborah Borda, President and CEO of the New York Philharmonic, today announced a reorganization of the Philharmonic’s leadership, effective January 1, 2021. Ms. Borda will focus on the immediately critical issues of fundraising for the Philharmonic and the reopening of David Geffen Hall. Reporting to Ms. Borda will be Adam Cox, currently the Philharmonic’s Chief Operating Officer, who becomes Executive Director, and Isaac Thompson, currently Vice President of Artistic Planning, who becomes Managing Director.
Adam Cox, as Executive Director, will manage the business functions of the New York Philharmonic. As Managing Director, Isaac Thompson will manage artistic, concert, and production elements of the organization. Bill Thomas, Executive Project Manager, continues to oversee the David Geffen Hall project for the New York Philharmonic.
Deborah Borda said: “This has been a year we will never forget. As I look ahead, it is clear that the next 24 months will be one of the most important and consequential times in the Philharmonic’s history. This restructuring will allow me to fully focus my time and energy on two major components of the Philharmonic’s long-term success: fundraising and the planning surrounding the launch of the renovated David Geffen Hall. Entrusting the daily operations to Adam Cox and Isaac Thompson, two proven talents within our organization, allows for a seamless transition in post-pandemic planning. The Board and I have full trust and confidence in our leadership team, and I look forward to partnering with them moving forward.”