Business Briefs | Our Town

Business briefs 4.5.19

Tucson Symphony Orchestra has appointed Kathryn R. Martin as interim president and CEO, replacing Tom McKinney. A transition expert and veteran arts leader, Martin has led nine arts and culture organizations through transition. Most recently she served as interim executive director of the Santa Barbara Symphony, interim president and CEO of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Milwaukee, and executive director of the Linda Pace Foundation in San Antonio. She has consulted with more than 150 arts and culture organizations and has supervised, trained, and coached interim leaders in organizations throughout the country. Martin is a classically trained violist and holds a degree in arts management from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. For more information, visit

Agave Heritage Festival will be held April 23-May 5. The citywide event spotlights the Southwest region and borderlands culture, with seminars, trade shows, and culinary events. Partners include Borderlands Brewing Co., Hotel Congress, The Loft Cinema, Maynard’s Market & Kitchen, and Tohono Chul Gardens, Galleries & Bistro. For more information, visit