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THE SCOOP | Corporation Of Massey Hall And Roy Thomson Hall Appoints New Leadership

By Michael Vincent on January 31, 2020

Massey Hall (Arild Vågen) & Roy Thomson Hall (Benson Kua) / Creative Commons
Massey Hall (Arild Vågen) & Roy Thomson Hall (Benson Kua) / Creative Commons

The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall has named Jesse Kumagai to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 26, 2020.

After a successful international search, Kumagai will replace Interim President & CEO, Thomas C. MacMillan, who stepped in after the sudden passing of former President & CEO Deane Cameron, C.M. in May, 2019.

“Jesse’s authentic passion, knowledge, and connections in the broader music community are outstanding, while his vision and leadership will position us for growth and success when we reopen Massey Hall and for the years ahead in both Massey and Roy Thomson halls,” said Eileen Costello, Board Chair, in a press release statement.

The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall announce the appointment of Jesse Kumagai to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. (Photo: Jag Gundu / Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall)
The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall announce the appointment of Jesse Kumagai to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. (Photo: Jag Gundu / Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall)

With the current seven year-long Massey Hall Revitalization underway, the corporation was left scrambling to find the leadership required to see the project through. Beyond Massey hall, the corporation also runs Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall, which is home to the Toronto International Film Festival to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO).

“Jesse Kumagai has been a steadfast advocate for the musical arts in Toronto for many years, and has been one of the TSO’s closest and most valued partners,” said Matthew Loden, CEO of the TSO. “He has a collaborative and generous approach to his work, and we are delighted to be able to continue working with such a strong leader.”

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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