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Card Heads to Chicago Symphony
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association has appointed Deborah R. Card as president, effective September 1. She will succeed Henry Fogel, who is stepping down June 30 to become president and chief executive officer of the American Symphony Orchestra League. Card, currently executive director of the Seattle Symphony, was the unanimous choice of the CSO's Board of Trustees. Before joining the Seattle Symphony in 1992 she spent six years as executive director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and had earlier worked as orchestra manager at the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She has served on numerous panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, as a board member of the American Symphony Orchestra League, and as senior faculty member for Essentials of Orchestra Management, a ten-day course presented annually by the League's Orchestra Leadership Academy.