Deborah A. Borda
New York Philharmonic
Public Affairs, Business, and Administration
Educational, Scientific, Cultural, and Philanthropic Administration (Nonprofit Sector)
Deborah Borda became the president and chief executive officer of the New York Philharmonic on September 15, 2017. Prior to that, she served as president, chief exeuctive officer, and the David C. Bohnett Presidential Chair of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where she gained a reputation for careful fiscal management and artistic innovation at the largest symphonic organization in the U.S. Earlier, she was executive director of the New York Philharmonic (1991-99), president of the Minnesota Orchestra (1990-91), executive director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1988-90), president and managing director of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (1986-88), and both general manager and artistic administrator of the San Francisco Symphony (1979-86). Borda began her career with the Massachusetts Council of Arts and Humanities (1974-76), Boston Musica Viva (1976-77) and the Handel and Haydn Society (1977-79).