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Detroit Symphony Orchestra names Marco Bruzzano and Daniel J. Kaufman to its Board of Directors

Detroit, (June 28, 2018) – The Board of Directors of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) at their meeting this past Wednesday unanimously approved the election of Marco Bruzzano and Daniel J. Kaufman as new Directors of the DSO. Per the bylaws of the DSO, Mr. Bruzzano and Mr. Kaufman will serve in that capacity until the next meeting of the Governing Members of the DSO on December 13, when their names will be included on a slate of directors to be elected or re-elected for a specified term.

“We are thrilled to welcome Marco and Danny to the oneDSO family,” said DSO Board of Directors Chairman Mark Davidoff. “Both embody the values of the DSO and its mission, and we are fortunate to have them by our side as we expand upon our vision of being the most accessible orchestra on the planet.”

About Marco Bruzzano

Marco Bruzzano is the Vice President of Distribution Operations for DTE Energy, a Detroit-based diversified energy company. In his role, Bruzzano is focused on the company's multi-year effort to improve electric system reliability while managing costs to keep energy affordable. Prior to his current role he was Vice President of Corporate Strategy for DTE Energy.

Before joining DTE in 2008, Bruzzano worked broadly across the energy industry for nearly 20 years, including as a Principal with Booz Allen Hamilton and as an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Co.

Bruzzano earned an MBA with distinction from Duke University. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Bruzzano serves on the boards of Endeavor Detroit and NextEnergy.

About Daniel J. Kaufman

Daniel J. Kaufman serves as Senior Vice President of H.W. Kaufman Group, an insurance organization headquartered outside of Detroit. Kaufman is responsible for overseeing the growth of the company founded by his grandfather in 1969. He was also appointed to the H.W. Kaufman Group Board of Directors in 2016. Previously, Kaufman led U.S. Midwest offices for Burns & Wilcox, Kaufman’s largest subsidiary.

Kaufman received a J.D. from the Loyola University (Chicago) School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). He also serves on the board of Atain Insurance Companies, City of Hope National Insurance Industry Council, Detroit Historical Society, and the Kaufman Family Foundation.

Kaufman and his wife, Morgan, live in Birmingham, Michigan.

About the DSO

Hailed by the New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and an ardent commitment to Detroit. As a community-supported orchestra, generous giving by individuals and institutions at all levels drives the continued success and growth of the institution. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the DSO’s 12th Music Director, endowed by the Kresge Foundation, in 2008. Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor, while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. With growing attendance and unwavering philanthropic support from the Detroit community, the DSO’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, and Neighborhood concerts, and collaborations with high profile artists from Steven Spielberg to Ben Folds and Lang Lang. In July 2017, the DSO embarked on its first international tour in 16 years, making its debut in China and first visit to Japan in 19 years. A commitment to broadcast innovation began in 1922, when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast, and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series, which also reaches tens of thousands of children with the Classroom Edition expansion. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to embrace and inspire individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences.


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