Scottsdale employee named to Musicfest Board of Directors

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The Arizona Musicfest Board of Directors unanimously appointed Ken Olson, president of Northern Trust Bank in Scottsdale to serve on the board of the organization, beginning with the 2015-16 Season.

In 2016, Arizona Musicfest will celebrate its 25th anniversary, according to the release. A winter music festival held in north Scottsdale each season, Musicfest presents top artists of classical, chamber, jazz, Broadway, bluegrass and pop music.

2016 artists include Al Jarreau, violin virtuoso Joshua Bell, Broadway star Faith Prince, and the Festival Orchestra, featuring musicians from the nation’s finest orchestras, stated the release.

The festival runs Jan. 29-March 11, 2016, according to the release. Arizona Musicfest also provides music education programs, youth performance opportunities and scholarships to encourage emerging talent.

Ken Olson is the President of Northern Trust Bank of the Scottsdale region, which includes managing the investment, banking, and fiduciary businesses, stated the release.

With nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, Mr. Olson joined Northern Trust in 2010. Prior to that, he managed JPMorgan’s Private Wealth Management business in Chicago and led JPMorgan’s Milwaukee franchise after a 22-year tenure at Smith Barney in St. Louis and Phoenix, stated the release.

Mr. Olson received his bachelor’s degree and MBA from Brigham Young University. Mr. Olson and his wife live in Mesa, stated the release.

Board Officers for Arizona Musicfest’s 2015-2016 Season: Charles Goldthwaite, Jr, chair, Richard Gunderson, vice chair, Deborah Barnett, treasurer, and Christine Warsaw, secretary.

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