Cape Arts & Entertainment Names Jonathan Kaledin as President and CEO
Cape Arts & Entertainment, home of the Cape Symphony and the Cape Conservatory, has selected Jonathan Kaledin as President and CEO, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He will begin his tenure on October 16, 2017.
Mr. Kaledin is a lawyer and seasoned nonprofit executive with more than 30 years of extensive experience working in both government and the private sector. During his illustrious career, he has become one of the country’s noted public interest environmental executives. His leadership roles include Executive Director of the National Water Education/Funding Council, Executive Director of the Alliance for Water Stewardship, and Executive Vice President/General Counsel of Natural Systems Utilities. He has also served as New York Regional Counsel for The Nature Conservancy and General Counsel of Environmental Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
A professionally trained cellist and musicologist, Mr. Kaledin played in the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston-based Copley String Quartet. He has also substituted in the Albany Symphony Orchestra and performed at the Monadnock Chamber Music Festival, the Nantucket Chamber Music Festival, and at the International Music Festival of Nice. Mr. Kaledin has given guest lectures at universities and conferences nationally and internationally. His published articles have appeared in numerous journals and newspapers, including USA Today, The Boston Globe, and The Wall Street Journal. He currently serves as a board member of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Ausable Press, and Pierian Sodality, the board of directors of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra. Mr. Kaledin holds a bachelor of arts in music, graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University, and a juris doctor from the New York University School of Law.
In making the announcement, Chairman of the Cape Arts & Entertainment Board of Trustees Douglas MacDonald said, “We’ve spent many months in an executive search process, guided by Arts Consulting Group, that led us to Jon. We believe his dual experience in executive management and professional musicianship provides a unique perspective that will be valuable in guiding Cape Arts & Entertainment, and its two organizations, the Cape Symphony & Conservatory, to new levels.”
“I am delighted and honored to be joining Cape Arts & Entertainment as its next President and CEO,” said Mr. Kaledin. “I hope to bring my decades of experience thinking about and running nonprofit organizations to bear on the further growth and development of Cape Arts & Entertainment and the Cape Symphony & Conservatory. Both the Symphony and Conservatory are models of highly functioning, important contributors to the arts on Cape Cod. Our next goal is to determine how best to continue advancing their growth and success. In partnership with other regional and community arts and culture organizations, we will elevate the Cape as one of the country’s nationally recognized arts and culture centers.”
“ACG would like to congratulate Cape Arts & Entertainment on its placement of Jonathan Kaledin as President and CEO,” said ACG Vice President Wyona Lynch-McWhite. “As both a musician and an esteemed nonprofit executive leader, he possesses all the skills, knowledge, and strategic vision needed to advance the Cape Symphony & Conservatory and create a unified and synergistic organization.”