FLINT — The Flint Institute of Music today announced that the organization’s president and CEO, Paul Torre, has decided to retire at the end of the current fiscal year, May 31, 2016. Torre’s retirement will bring to a close a remarkable career of over 35 years of continuous service to the institution.
“I’ve been privileged to lead one of Flint’s greatest organizations,” Torre said. “I am very proud of the many accomplishments we’ve achieved. They are the result of the hard work and dedication of so many over the years–the board, staff, artists, musicians, foundations and the Flint community—without whom none of this would not have been possible.”
“On behalf of the board I sincerely thank Paul for his passionate leadership, dedication and vision that have helped FIM become what it is today,” said Vince Lorraine, chairman of the FIM board of trustees, “The board is grateful for his innumerable contributions to the organization and his distinguished tenure as President and CEO over the past two decades.”
The board of trustees has begun the process of conducting a national search with the completion goal of June 1, 2016. The transition committee will be co-chaired by Vince Lorraine and Jim Spangler. — G.G.