Business Briefs

Business briefs 12.20.19

Rabbi Norman T. Roman

Beth Shalom Temple Center of Green Valley has hired Rabbi Norman T. Roman as its first part-time rabbi, beginning Jan. 1. Roman was rabbi emeritus at Temple Kol Ami in West Bloomfield, Michigan, after serving as senior rabbi there for 30 years. Roman, born in New York City and raised in the Cleveland, Ohio, area, was educated at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio, and ordained at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. He received the title of “Reform Jewish Educator” from the URJ and the National Association of Temple Educators. He earned a master’s degree in Hebrew letters and an honorary doctor of divinity from HUC-JIR. He also served at congregations in Cleveland, Santa Monica, California, and Birmingham, Michigan. An accomplished folk singer and guitarist, he as performed at synagogues, universities, and community functions throughout the United States and Israel.


Tucson Symphony Orchestra has appointed Steven P. Haines as president and CEO. Haines was vice president for POPS of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and president and CEO of Peter Nero and the Philly Pops for nearly eight years prior to that. He began his career as associate director of marketing and then marketing manager of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. Most recently, he was CEO of The Young Americans, a San Francisco-based performing arts college and international touring organization. Prior to that, he served as vice president of strategic growth and marketing for the San Francisco Zoo, and previously was executive director of San Francisco’s Stern Grove Festival. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.



Interfaith Community Services will be honored as Nonprofit Volunteer Program of the Year by the Southern Arizona Volunteer Management Association at its second annual awards celebration Jan. 16 at the Tucson Convention Center.  SAVMA also will honor Scott Summerford, ICS board member, with its Board Member of the Year award. Summerford has served as ICS board treasurer, vice chair and chair.