Jeff Heine to Leave TCGMC This Summer
Executive Director Jeff Heine to Leave TCGMC
It is with mixed feelings we announce the departure of our Executive Director, Jeff Heine. Jeff will be moving to California to become the new Executive Director of San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus.
Jeff has been our ED for the past 10 years and will be here through mid-summer. We wish Jeff a heartfelt congratulations and look forward to all of us crashing on his couch in San Diego this winter!
Press Release from San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus:
May 22, 2019: Following a nation-wide search, the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus has selected Jeff Heine as its new Executive Director. Heine will assume his responsibilities later this summer transitioning from his current role as Executive Director of the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus (TCGMC) in Minneapolis.
Heine has led TCGMC since May 2009 and previously served on its Board of Directors. During this time, he was selected by GALA Choruses as a management adviser to its network of 160 LGBT choruses in North America. Previously, he was director of customer strategy within the hotel group of Carlson Companies, a global leader in the marketing, hospitality and travel industries. He also served as a trustee of the Marketing Science Institute.
“I am thrilled to be coming to San Diego to work with this amazing Chorus,” said Heine. “I look forward to building upon its successes and furthering its important work within the community.”
Heine will take over for current Executive Director Bob Lehman who has led SDGMC since 2013. During this time, the Chorus has nearly quadrupled its revenues and became one of the largest and most well-known Choruses in the world.
“We’re excited to welcome Jeff to our wonderful San Diego family,” said Lehman. “He brings an incredible mix of corporate and performing arts management experience to our Chorus coupled with an enthusiastic commitment to our mission of changing lives one voice at a time. I know Jeff will do a great job.”