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Two Historic Triangle residents are among the new officers appointed for The Virginia Symphony’s Board of Directors.
Patrick Dermott, of Williamsburg, and Carolyn Pittman, of Yorktown, will serve as officers for the Hampton Roads-based orchestra during the 2016 fiscal year, which began July 1.
Patrick McDermott, a Hampton attorney who has served on the board since 2012, was elected as vice chairman.
He has previously served on the boards of myriad organizations, including The Center for Excellence in Aging and Geriatric Health, The Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board, Peninsula Agency on Aging Foundation, Hampton Public Library Foundation, Hampton Public Schools Foundation and the Hampton Roads chapter of The American Red Cross.
Carolyn Pittman, the vice president of finance and controll for Newport News Shipbuilding, has been elected as the treasurer. She has previously served on the boards for The Shakespeare Festival of Dallas and The 500 Inc. She served as Treasurer of both of those organizations for multiple years, in addition to holding other leadership positions.
The symphony also elected Stephen Test as the new chairman and Susan Goode as the new secretary for the coming year.
“It is a privilege to serve on a board that includes the Orchestra’s most devoted supporters,” Test said. “I hope to continue the efforts to ensure an interactive and evolving relationship with our audience.”