GAIL SAMUEL currently serves as Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.
Samuel’s tenure at the Los Angeles Philharmonic began 25 years ago when she joined the Orchestra Operations department of the organization. Over the course of her career she has risen through the organization, most recently as Executive Director. Previously held positions include Chief Operating Officer, where she oversaw Hollywood Bowl operations, management of the Philharmonic orchestra, programming of jazz, world music, orchestral pops and pop/rock presentations by the Association at both the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall, concert production, public relations, and community affairs, being a key liaison to the County of Los Angeles; and Vice President and General Manager, Philharmonic and Production, managing the orchestra as well as all concert production, touring, and media activities.
Prior to coming to the Philharmonic, she held positions with the Minnesota Orchestra, Yale University, Tanglewood Music Festival, and the Young Musicians Foundation.
Gail Samuel studied violin and earned undergraduate degrees in music and psychology and an MBA from the University of Southern California. She has served on the Board of Councilors for the USC Thornton School of Music since 2009.