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League of American Orchestras Announces Appointment of Douglas M. Hagerman to Board of Directors

MSO board chair to serve three-year term

By - Aug 13th, 2014 09:36 am

MILWAUKEE 8/13/14 — League of American Orchestras Chair Patricia A. Richardshas announced the appointment of Douglas M. Hagerman, who also serves as Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra board chair, to the League’s Board of Directors. He will serve a three-year term and was elected by the League membership during the organization’s annual meeting in June.

“A self-described ‘orchestra geek,’ Douglas Hagerman travels far and wide to hear the music he loves,” said Richards. “The League is grateful to benefit from his expertise both in the financial field and as chairman of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors.”

Douglas M. Hagermanhas served on the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors since 2007, and was elected chairman in 2011. Senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Rockwell Automation, Inc. since 2004, he was previously a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP. A graduate of Harvard Law School and of Drake University, he studied economics and accounting and is a certified public accountant. Hagerman is a director of the National Association of Manufacturers.

Also newly appointed to the League board of directors are Alan McIntyre, Oliver Wyman’s Managing Partner for North America and vice chairman of the Stamford Symphony Orchestra,andConnie Steensma, chair emerita and honorary musician of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.


The League of American Orchestras leads, supports, and champions America’s orchestras and the vitality of the music they perform. Its diverse membership of approximately 800 orchestras across North America runs the gamut from world-renowned symphonies to community groups, from summer festivals to student and youth ensembles. The only national organization dedicated solely to the orchestral experience, the League is a nexus of knowledge and innovation, advocacy, and leadership advancement for managers, musicians, volunteers, and boards. Its conferences and events, award-winning Symphony magazine, website, and other publications inform music lovers around the world about orchestral activity and developments. Founded in 1942 and chartered by Congress in 1962, the League links a national network of thousands of instrumentalists, conductors, managers, and administrators, board members, volunteers, and business partners. Visit


The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Edo de Waart, is among the finest orchestras in the nation and the largest cultural institution in Wisconsin. Now in his sixth season with the MSO, Maestro de Waart has led sold-out concerts, elicited critical acclaim, and conducted a celebrated performance at Carnegie Hall on May 11, 2012. The MSO’s full-time professional musicians perform over 135 classics, pops, family, education, and community concerts each season in venues throughout the state. Since its inception in 1959, the MSO has found innovative ways to give music a home in the region, develop music appreciation and talent among area youth, and raise the national reputation of Milwaukee.

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