Orchestra announces interim executive director

Greenville News Full Article from Greenville News Online

By Paul Hyde: April 25, 2016

Andrew “Andy” J. White Jr. was recently appointed interim executive director of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, according to a news release.

White takes the reins of the orchestra following the death of former executive director Sherwood Mobley, who passed away in February.

White is the orchestra’s chief administrative officer. Edvard Tchivzhel remains the orchestra’s conductor and music director.

“Andy’s passion for and extensive experience with the Greenville Symphony, including his tenure as board president in 2008-09 and his current service as a member of our board of directors through his role as the chair of our advisory council, position him to provide strong leadership in this critical position,” said Greenville Symphony Association board president Lee S. Dixon.

“Andy has been very graciously serving as the temporary executive director in a volunteer capacity since February 15, and his formal appointment as interim executive director will ensure we continue to move forward with focus and commitment as we search for a new executive director.”

White previously was an equity owner in the law firm Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. until his retirement this year in January.

In addition to the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, White is involved in several community organizations, including the Strategic Coordinating Organization of Greenville Health System, the South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Meals on Wheels of Greenville.

“My interest in, and commitment to, the Greenville Symphony Orchestra is long standing,” White said. “I am honored to work with the orchestra staff, its musicians and our incomparable maestro, Edvard Tchivzhel, during this time of transition.”

White is the brother of Greenville Mayor Knox White.

For the latest in local arts news and reviews, follow Paul Hyde on Facebook and Twitter: @PaulHyde7.