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Austin Symphony Orchestra Announces G. Donald Kotrady as New President

December 10, 2015
  • Who: Austin Symphony Orchestra
  • What: Austin Symphony Orchestra Announces G. Donald Kotrady as New President
  • When: December 10, 2015
  • Contact: Eric Marshall 512-476-6064 x1208

Austin, TX (December 10, 2015) The Austin Symphony Board of Directors, last night, unanimously elected Donald Kotrady as the 22nd President in the organization’s 105 year history.

Kotrady currently serves on the Lakeway Zoning and Planning Commission and on the Citizens Advisory Committee for Travis County Emergency Services District No. 6. During his working years in Wilmington, Delaware, Don spent several years on the Board of the Del-Mar-Va Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and was a loaned executive to the United Way of Delaware.

“The Symphony is extremely fortunate to have in its new board president such an experienced and talented person,” said Tom Neville, out-going president of the Austin Symphony. “Don Kotrady has been a tremendously active board member. Over the past three years, he has led some of our most influential committees, including our business gifts committee. His passion for securing the Austin Symphony’s future is unmatched; I know Don will be an excellent president for the organization.”

Neville, who served as board president for the past four years, is stepping down from his position due to increased responsibilities statewide at PlainsCapital Bank.

“Tom has worked tirelessly these past four years to put the ASO on a strong financial foothold, re-energize the Board of Directors, and help solidify our image in the community, said Anthony Corroa, ASO Executive Director. “We are grateful for the groundwork he laid and I look forward to working with Don to continue the ASO’s tradition of success.”

Kotrady and his wife Cindy originally moved to central Texas in 1995, after Don retired from a 30 year career with Astra-Zeneca. At Astra-Zeneca, Kotrady held many managerial and executive positions, including directing chemical plant construction and operations in the US, Canada, Europe, and South America, while also directing AZ’s Specialties Chemical Division’s Safety, Health and Environmental programs. Don and Cindy have been active with the Symphony since their arrival in Austin.