Sakurako Fisher, President of the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) since 2012, will step down in December 2020, completing eight years of leadership at the helm of the art institution. In her role as President, Fisher has presided over the Orchestra’s trajectory of artistic and financial growth, audience development initiatives, significant leadership transitions, and labor agreements. She will remain a member of the Board, the press release says. Fisher is known for significant roles with many arts institutions in the US and in France. She has served on the Boards of American Hospital of Paris, American Hospital of Paris Foundation, Alliance Française, and Centre Pompidou Foundation. She also sits on the US Advisory Board for the Union Centrale des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.

Priscilla B. Geeslin has been named President-Elect and will be officially elected to the office of President at the San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors Annual Meeting December 9, 2020.

She has been a member of the San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors since 1995. She is currently Vice-President of the Board of Governors, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Governors, and a member of board committees overseeing development, finance, executive, and artistic policy. Geeslin’s 25 years of leadership and support include a deep commitment to the Orchestra’s education and community building programs, including the establishment of the Geeslin Family Fund for Community Engagement.


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