Business briefs 5.26.17

TUCSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA has named KIMBERLY D. ELY as vice president of development. Before joining TSO in 2015 as director of charitable giving, she spent 20 years in Nashville, Tenn., where she served as vice president of development for Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, director of development for Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee and raised funds for the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Ely earned her International MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and received her BA in foreign languages and art history from Southern Methodist University.

ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY has named DAVID IVERS as artistic director beginning July 1. Ivers served as artistic director at the Utah Shakespeare Festival for seven years, having acted and directed in more than 50 productions with the company over 20 years. Earlier in his career, he was associate artistic director at Portland Repertory Theatre. A native of San Rafael, Calif., he holds a master’s in fine arts from the University of Minnesota. ATC’s artistic director for the past 25 years, David Ira Goldstein, will become artistic director emeritus.

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA received a $5,000 donation from Bank of Tucson for its first responders counseling program, which provides confidential, 24-hour therapeutic counseling to local firefighters, police officers and other first responders and their families, at no cost to them.

THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA has named LINDA GEE as campaign coordinator. A Tucson native, Gee graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in English, with an emphasis in communication and journalism. Her background in community outreach, communication, fundraising and business includes cofounding a public education advocacy organization, Arizona Education Network. She has been a board member in Catalina Foothills School District schools, organizing community outreach events and chairing projects such as direct giving campaigns and social media communication, and acting as a legislative liaison in numerous schools.