COSA Appoints Permanent Executive Director

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SAN ANTONIO – The Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio (COSA) announced today that it’s Interim Executive Director Lori Skinner has been appointed permanent Executive Director by the Board of Directors.

Ms. Skinner’s role for the past few months has been very significant, and as COSA gets ready for its Inaugural Season this fall, the Board realizes the importance of appointing Ms. Skinner to the position permanently.  Ms. Skinner received Board Certification in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

“We have been very impressed with Ms. Skinner’s abilities, hard work, and experience,” said Mario Vazquez, COSA Board Chair.  “We have generated a tremendous amount of momentum and achieved incredible organizational structure under her leadership, and we know that she will continue to provide that impetus toward our first season.”

Skinner is the mother or twin boys who are intellectually disabled.  For 22 years, she has been involved in the special needs community, including the Special Olympics and the Northside ISD.  This engagement will be an invaluable asset as COSA looks to fulfill part of its mission by performing concerts for the special needs community.  Skinner is also proud of her daughter who plays violin for her high school orchestra.

Skinner is headquartered at COSA’s downtown office space, located at 400 N. St. Mary’s, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205.

The Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and opens its first season in Fall 2012.  It is devoted to cultivating the realm of classical music for new and versed music lovers through education, performances, and festivals that present rarely experienced as well as timeless works.  In addition to the “typical” concertgoer, COSA hopes to reach children and adults with special needs, the elderly, the underprivileged and underserved populations, as well as minorities.

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