DSO NAMES CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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DETROIT, (March 13, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced today the recruitment of Linda Lutz as Chief Financial Officer. Lutz was previously the Finance Director at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.

Lutz’s responsibilities as leader of the DSO’s Finance Department include directing all aspects of financial reporting, financing and cash management, accounting, payroll, and financial planning for all DSO entities. She will direct risk management, information technology and act as liaison with external auditors, legal counsel and third parties on contract management. She will work with DSO President and CEO Anne Parsons and her team to improve and help stabilize the DSO’s financial position and manage people and processes towards achieving goals set out in Blueprint: 2023, the DSO’s 10-year plan.

“We are thrilled to welcome Linda to our DSO family,” said DSO President and CEO Anne Parsons. “I am confident that her entrepreneurial spirit, combined with her wealth of experience will be a perfect fit for DSO’s current and future needs.”

About Linda Lutz

A Southfield, Mich. native, Lutz began her career in public accounting as an auditor at Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu International) after earning her Master’s Degree in Accounting at the University of Michigan, where she also received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

From 1989-1991, Lutz served as Senior Financial Analyst at Compuware before becoming Controller (and later Chief Financial Officer) of Galco Industrial Electronics. Lutz was named Manager of Business Practices at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit in 1999 and was promoted to Associate Director of Finance and then Finance Director, a position she’s held since 2004.

Lutz resides in Birmingham with her husband and three sons.

She will begin her new assignment on Monday, March 25 and may be reached at llutz@dso.org.

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