SPCO’s VP departs for Cleveland

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is losing its Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Jon Limbacher is leaving the SPCO for the position of Chief Development Officer at the Cleveland Orchestra.

The news comes the day after the SPCO announced that it projects a deficit for up to a million dollars for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

In a message to SPCO members, President Sarah Lutman wrote that Limbacher will be missed:

Under Jon’s leadership individual giving to the annual fund has grown by over $1.4 million, annual revenue from fundraising has increased from $4.4 million to over $7 million, the subscriber base has grown by more than 40% (with significantly better net ticket revenue), and we have grown the number of individuals who are engaged in our work through the Board, the Governing Members program, club2030, and other volunteer capacities.

…We will take this opportunity to step back and consider the best way to structure the SPCO’s management team for efficiency and effectiveness; therefore we do not have immediate plans to fill Jon’s position. We look forward to your input and ideas.

Limbacher steps down from his position January 20.

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