ANNOUNCEMENT: La Jolla Music Society names Susan T. Danis as new CEO/president, 8 months prior to opening $78.5 million arts center

The San Diego Union-Tribune
George Varga
July 23, 2018

The La Jolla Music Society’s board of directors announced Monday that it had selected Susan T. Danis as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer. She has spent the past six years as the CEO and executive director of Florida Grand Opera, following her 13-year tenure as Sarasota Opera’s executive director.

Danis, a Connecticut native, will assume her new position in La Jolla on Oct. 1. She replaces Kristin Lancino, who abruptly resigned in January from her position as the La Jolla Music Society’s president and artistic director after serving for barely two years. Danis was one of three finalists the board considered from a field of 40 applicants from across the nation.