We are thrilled to announce the hire of our new Executive Director, Cory Klose!
Klose has served as both a musician and an arts administrator for some of the most prestigious nonprofit musical organizations in the country. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director of MINT, Klose was Managing Director of Princeton, N.J.-based Kinnara Ensemble and Director of Marketing and Artist Relations for the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. He has also consulted as a marketing expert and graphic designer for GRAMMY® Award-winning choir, The Crossing, Skylark Ensemble, Bach Collegium San Diego, The Thirteen, San Diego Early Music Society, and Boston University.
Klose will begin his new role on July 1st, and his initial priorities at MINT will include creation of an annual operating plan, expansion and stewardship of fundraising strategies, and oversight of established MINT programming including Leap Year, the annual juried exhibition, and other exhibitions and partnerships.
MINT’s current Executive Director and Founder, Erica Jamison, says, “We are thrilled to have Cory join the MINT team. Over the last two years, MINT has undergone an extensive transformation, including: the expansion of our flagship program, Leap Year, a rebrand, and significant development of capacity and partnerships. We are confident that Cory’s skills in fundraising and nonprofit leadership, along with his passion for arts administration, will sustain this momentum and continue to grow the organization well beyond our current capabilities.”
Klose says, “I am both humbled and honored to join MINT in this capacity. I have spent most of my professional life advancing the arts both as an administrator and an artist, and I look forward to working with the Board of Directors to further the mission of this superb organization.”
Jamison will remain a significant resource for the organization providing institutional knowledge along with research and development of new avenues for organizational sustainability.