October 23, 2015

Dear ASO Friends and Family,
I hope you are enjoying a fabulous summer! We have exciting news to share with you:
The Board of Trustees of Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Patrick J. Nugent as the ASO's new Executive Director and Chief Development Officer.
Patrick comes to the ASO from Cincinnati (OH) where he was Vice President for Development and Marketing at Beech Acres Parenting Center, a 165-year old non-profit serving children, parents, and families. In his 4½ years there, Patrick's leadership contributed significantly to the agency’s growth in strategic and financial development. Prior to Beech Acres, Patrick served as the Director of both Individual and Major Giving at the Cincinnati Museum Center — and prior to that, in development, leadership, and teaching roles at the college level.
Patrick is a passionate admirer of classical music and a classically trained pianist. He and his wife will be relocating to the Annapolis area -- Patrick will begin work at the ASO on September 21st. I know you all join me in welcoming Patrick to the ASO!
Don’t forget to join José-Luis and our amazing musicians at Quiet Waters Park on Sunday, September 6, 5:30PM (rain date the 7th) and for Opening Night on October 2nd and 3rd. Once again, we have a fantastic season ahead and look forward to you being part of it!
Our best wishes to you,
Karen Smith
Chair, ASO Board of Trustees