WKU Public Radio News Staff
Arts & Culture
Wed July 3, 2013
Retiring Owensboro Tourism Leader Takes Symphony Job
The retiring head of the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau won’t be retired for long. Karen Miller Porter has been named executive director of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra.
She tells the Messenger-Inquirer she wasn’t looking for another job when she decided to leave the CVB, but the opportunity was “too good to pass up.” Porter says the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra is one of the best-run symphonies at a time when other symphonies are struggling.
Porter will start work for the OSO August 1, the same date as her official retirement from the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.