It has been just over one week since former Louisville Orchestra general manager Robert McGrath announced he was leaving that position for a similar position with the St. Louis Symphony and now the organization’s executive director, Scott Provancher, has announced that he submitted his resignation to the orchestra’s board earlier today…
Confirmation of Scott’s departure came during a telephone interview with him on 03/08/06. Scott said that he has had conversations with board president Joe Pusateri regarding the issue and he presented his resignation to the full board earlier today.
“The decision to resign was a personal one and after talking with my family I decided that resigning was the right thing to do,” said Scott. “However, I have offered to stay on to help the transition process if the board desires.”
When asked about how he felt the mediation process was coming along Scott said that he felt really good after the initial sessions but he became disappointed that the players decided to conduct a full vote on one of their initial offers before he felt that the offer was fully vetted. Scott also indicated that he’s less encouraged now that the vote’s outcome have been made public but hopes that the mediation process can still provide the organization with a mutually agreeable solution.