John W. Miller Joins Cape Symphony Board of Trustees

Filed Under: Leadership

(WEST BARNSTABLE, MA — December 20, 2023)


Cape Symphony has named John W. Miller of Mashpee to its Board of Trustees as of December 12, 2023.

“We are thrilled to welcome John Miller to the Cape Symphony Board of Trustees,” said Executive Director Michael Albaugh. “His extensive experience and dedication to Cape Cod’s cultural and nonprofit landscape make him a valuable addition. Together, we look forward to advancing the Symphony’s mission of artistic excellence and cultural enrichment for our community.”


Mr. Miller came to Cape Cod from his native Pennsylvania in 1970 to continue a 20-year career in radio broadcasting. He was longtime general manager of WQRC, an original owner of WOCN, and classical WFCC’s first general manager when it began broadcasting in 1987. He subsequently had management careers at Hyannis-based Software 2000, and later for a major Boston technology industry analyst firm. For the past 25 years he has owned J Miller, Pictureframer & Gallery in Mashpee.


Having been involved with more than a dozen Cape Cod nonprofit organizations, Mr. Miller brings a wealth of experience to his role on the Cape Symphony Board of Trustees. He has served as president of the (then separate) Cape Cod Conservatory, chair of Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation, and president of Barnstable Land Trust, Cahoon Museum, and Elder Services, and on the boards of Latham Schools, Cotuit Center for the Arts, C&I United Way, Yarmouth and Mashpee Chambers of Commerce, and C&I Chamber Music Festival. He was a founding member of the Cape Museum of Art.


Mr. Miller was named Mashpee’s Citizen of the Year in 2021, and serves as Mashpee’s elected Town Moderator.


John Miller joins Chair Anthony Panebianco, Vice Chair Jayne Mullen-Sampson, Treasurer Steven Heslinga, Secretary Theresa A. Egan, and Board members Jill Beardsley, Sherley-Ann Belleus, Maria Campbell, John Damon, Amanda Davis, Ellen Dickinson, Lee Ann Hesse, Timothy B. Huber, Gianna Jonas, Joseph King, Arthur Massaro, John H. Meyer, Jamie Selldorff, Robert A. Siegel, Nancy Strickland, and Christopher S. Wilson.


“We are honored to have John Miller join our team,” said Mr. Panebianco. “His remarkable track record of leadership in nonprofit organizations on Cape Cod aligns perfectly with our commitment to fostering artistic excellence. We’re excited about the positive impact he will bring to our organization.”


The Cape Symphony Board of Trustees contributes to the good health of the organization by policy setting, fundraising, strategic planning, and financial management. Board members are active advocates for Cape Symphony in the community, helping to bring awareness to the organization as a beacon of artistic excellence and cultural enrichment on Cape Cod.


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