Natasha Miller-Zahn named vice president of finance for Santa Barbara Symphony | Culture & Leisure

Posted on September 21, 2021
| 2:25 p.m.

The Santa Barbara Symphony has appointed Natasha Miller-Zahn vice president of finance to lead the nonprofit organization’s overall financial strategies and systems in this newly created role.

As a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation, the symphony’s fiscal and operational structures involve expertise in handling unique aspects such as complex donor contributions and the implementation of effective control and cost measures that reinforce the capacity of the organization to fulfill its mission to the community.

“I am not only thrilled to know Santa Barbara and to call it our new home, but I am extremely impressed with the creative vision and organizational opportunities that the Santa Barbara Symphony is undertaking to deepen its impact in the community,” Miller said. -Zahn.

“Equally impressive is the fact that the symphony is increasing its investment in concerts and music education programs as we continue to emerge from the pandemic,” Miller-Zahn said. “This is only possible with the trust and support of the organization from its patrons and donors here in the community. “

Miller-Zahn joins the Santa Barbara Symphony as Vice President of Finance after serving as Director of Finance for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra since 2018. She brings a broad knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and understanding of strategy and operational objectives of a nonprofit organization.

Miller-Zahn holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northern Arizona University.

“These are exciting times for the Santa Barbara Symphony,” said Kathryn R. Martin, President / CEO. “Natasha’s unique combination of good financial practices, her in-depth knowledge of the symphony industry and her ability to know how to provide information in a way that enables staff and the board to make informed decisions will allow us to continue to expand and grow. deepen our impact in the community. . “

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