The Hartford Symphony Orchestra has appointed another president and CEO from the ranks of Hartford's insurance companies.
Andrea Stalf, 46, is the new business leader of the orchestra it was announced Monday by James S. Remis, the symphony's chairman of the board. She came to Hartford in 2007 as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the Personal Lines insurance business at the Travelers. She was responsible for building the consumer brand of the Travelers.
Stalf replaces Kristen M. Phillips, who returned to the Lincoln Financial Group after three years with the HSO. Stalf was chosen after a nationwide search which began in May. Carrie Hammond served as interim CEO when Phillips departed May 31 for a new job with Lincoln in the Philadelphia area.
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra's 2011 budget is $4.9 million.
Stalf's salary was not disclosed; Phillips was paid $129,423 in 2010 according to the group's tax reports. The symphony recently hired Carolyn Kuan as its new music director after a two-year search to replace Edward Cumming.
Stalf has an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois, a master of science in environmental engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MBA in marketing from the Kellogg Graduate Schoool of Management at Northwestern University. She and her husband, David Lampert, live in Avon with their sons Ben and Max.
Reprinted with permission of the Hartford Courant.
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