Welcoming Interim Executive Director, Beth Schecter


Dear Friends of the San Francisco Girls Chorus,

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce Beth Schecter as Interim Executive Director of the San Francisco Girls Chorus. We are confident Beth will provide exceptional leadership during this time of transition following the departure of Melanie Smith,who will begin a new position with San Francisco Performances next month.

Beth holds a Master of Public Health in school and community health education and a Master of Business Administration in organizational leadership. She comes to the Chorus with considerable experience specializing in executive transitions and will oversee staff operations and partner with the Board of Directors and artistic leadership on organizational planning. Beth has over 20 years of executive management experience as an executive director of four health and social service organizations in the Bay Area and her interim expertise has spanned nine health, social service and cultural organizations. Beth has served on two theater company boards and is currently a member of the Counterpulse board in San Francisco.

We are confident that Beth, working with our staff and board, will maintain consistency and excellence in Chorus operations and programs while the Executive Committee continues its search for a permanent Executive Director.

Please join me and the entire Board of the San Francisco Girls Chorus in welcoming Beth. We look forward to building upon the past year of premieres, cherished traditions,  and bold new horizons and hope you will join us for another incredible upcoming season.

Sincerely, Shelton Ensley President, Board of Directors, San Francisco Girls Chorus