Through an extensive national search, Robert Swaney Consulting is pleased to announce the successful placement of Dr. Andrew Hay as its new Executive Director.

Andrew Hay, Executive Director for The Amarillo Symphony

Andrew Hay, Executive Director for The Amarillo Symphony

Most recently, Andrew served as the Interim Executive Director for the Amarillo Symphony.

"We believe Andrew presented the best overall skill set and profile for our needs out of the candidates we interviewed” said Adair Buckner, Board President of the Amarillo Symphony. “He has great vision, leadership, management, fundraising, marketing, and thinking skills. We have no doubt that Andrew will dive in head first to do all that is necessary to be the best possible Executive Director for the Amarillo Symphony."

A native of Littleton, Colorado, Hay's formal educational background is a mixture of management, philosophy, the arts, and theology - the latter being the subject of his Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Before joining the Symphony family, Hay was employed as a director of a variety of enterprises, most recently Hillside Christian Church in Amarillo and Denver Seminary. He and his family moved to Amarillo in 2013 and have since embraced the community as home.

"We are pleased that Andrew has local connections and a skill set that will allow The Amarillo Symphony to continue its momentum as Andrew leads as our Executive Director," said Alan Rhodes, Amarillo Symphony Board Member and head of search committee. "We believe Andrew and Jacomo Bairos, our Music Director, will be a great team as they lead us in the upcoming seasons."

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