After a national search, the Turtle Creek Chorale announced that it’s found a new executive director: Kym Sosolik, the former board chair of HeartGift, which provides heart surgery to disadvantaged kids from developing countries. Sosolik is the TCC’s first female executive director.
She’s replacing David Fisher, who began as executive director in August 2011 but returned to the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs this past June. Sosolik will be in charge of the chorus’ business affairs while Trey Jacobs remains the group’s music director.
The full press release follows:
DFW BUSINESS EXEC KYM SOSOLIK TAPPED AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR TURTLE CREEK CHORALE
DALLAS – January 2, 2014: The Turtle Creek Chorale Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Kym Sosolik as Executive Director.
A joint search committee of Turtle Creek Chorale (TCC) Singing Members and Directors conducted a national search process to find a business executive with the experience to manage the operations, development, finances, organizational strategy, and community relations of the Chorale. Led by Directors’ Kevin Mickey and Doug Mitchell, and joined by Director/Singer Chuck Sweatt and Singing Members Sean Orr and Bob McCranie, the committee selected Kym as TCC’s next ED. The Board graciously thanks these committee members for their service.
Kym brings a wealth of experience in the nonprofit and business worlds. She is the Board Chairman of HeartGift, a local nonprofit whose mission is to provide lifesaving heart surgery to disadvantaged children from developing countries where specialized medical treatment is either scarce or nonexistent. She has served as a fellow in the President George W. Bush Institute’s Women’s Fellowship Program; she was named one of the Top 25 Women to Watch in 2010 by the Dallas Business Journal. Kym also was appointed to the TCC Board of Directors in the Spring of 2013 and has served as chair of the Personnel Committee. Currently, she runs her own talent consulting firm; prior to that, Kym served as Vice President of Human Resources for Andrews Distributing Company and Director of Leadership and Organizational Development for Southern Methodist University’s esteemed Cox School of Business.
The Executive Director is responsible for the professional leadership and management of Turtle Creek Chorale. Working with the Board of Directors, staff, and members, the Executive Director will move the organization forward in the development and implementation of goals that reflect TCC’s vision, mission and business plan. “The best way to ensure the future of the Turtle Creek Chorale will be leading the organization forward in the development and implementation of long-term goals that reflect our mission and business plan,” Kym states. “We will be relentless in illuminating operational excellence, community relations, and delivering extraordinary performances.”