For Immediate Release
April 26, 2021

PITTSBURGH, PA—The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Marty Bates to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, as well as the election of three new members to the Board of Directors. The recently elected members of the Board are Mr. Eric Boughner, Gina E. Laite, M.D., and Ms. Huma Mohiuddin.

“The Pittsburgh Symphony has had the pleasure of working with Marty Bates for many years and experienced first-hand his passion for the orchestra through his volunteer leadership on our technology working group and recently as a member of the Board.  Marty’s deep commitment to our mission, and his impressive reputation for strategic thinking, execution and achieving results on a global basis, makes him the right choice to lead our operations” said Melia Tourangeau, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

“I see nothing but great opportunity for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as it embarks on the next chapter of its remarkable 125-year history. Music is a profound gift that connects us all with its beauty power and humanity. I look forward to working with everyone at the Pittsburgh Symphony in the realization of its mission of great music in every life,” said Marty Bates.

Marty Bates is currently Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at Audia Group. Bates’s experience in operations and global business leadership began as an engineer with GE. Over the subsequent 30 years, Marty has held leadership roles in operations, strategy, corporate development, and organizational transformation while working for GE, McKinsey & Company, Alcoa and Audia. His work has taken him throughout the world, and he has lived in Germany, and several states in the Midwest and East Coast. He returned to his hometown of Pittsburgh in 2006 and is a graduate of Penn State and the University of Virginia. As a volunteer with the Symphony, Marty Bates has hosted chamber music events designed as “on ramps” to classical music’s core repertoire, was Vice-Chair of the Jack Heinz Society, and had joined the Board earlier this year.

Photos of Mr. Bates and the new Board members are available here.

About the new members of the Board of Directors

Eric Boughner is the Chairman of BNY Mellon Pennsylvania and the Global Head of Relationship Management & Business Development for BNY Mellon’s Treasury Services business. Mr. Boughner is the Global Co-Chair of IMPACT, BNY Mellon’s employee resource group focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. He is active in the Pittsburgh community, serving on a number of boards, including The Pittsburgh Promise, The Allegheny Conference of Community Development, Heinz History Center and Robert Morris University.

Dr. Gina Laite is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and a committed patron of arts and music. She moved in 2020 to Pittsburgh from Indianapolis, Indiana, where for over 30 years she practiced as a psychiatrist, both in academic and community settings, while being actively engaged in the arts community. She served on the Board of the Indianapolis Art Center, and was an active supporter of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Laite loves classical and symphonic music and has previously funded chairs and orchestral works by modern composers for the Indianapolis chamber orchestra.

Huma Mohiuddin is a Regional Director for BNY Mellon Wealth Management. She works with a team of experts that help individuals and families create tailored wealth management solutions to meet their investment, trust & estate, wealth planning, and private banking needs. Ms. Mohiuddin also serves on the Board of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and on the Shady Side Academy Alumni Council.  

Media Contacts
Julie Goetz | Director of Communications
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