ISO Names Kristin Cutler as Director of Communications
Also a choral performer and conductor, Cutler brings more than a decade in local broadcast, print, and digital media experience to role
INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 27, 2017)—The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra named former broadcast news producer and Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) Media Relations Coordinator Kristin Cutler as its Director of Communications. Cutler will begin her new role on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.
Cutler brings more than a decade’s worth of broadcast, print, and digital media know-how to the position. In her most recent role with IPS, Cutler managed crisis and strategic communications, developed communication approaches for stakeholder outreach, created content for digital communication campaigns, and served as project manager for major district initiatives. Prior to that she produced daily live newscasts for both FOX59 in Indianapolis and WTWO-TV in Terre Haute, Ind.
As Director of Communications, Cutler will provide strategic direction for the ISO, managing its public relations, digital and print publications, and advocacy work in addition to working collaboratively with the Vice President of Development to improve communication strategies and tactics for fundraising. Cutler will be responsible for all public relations related to Lilly Classical Series, Printing Partners Pop Series, Marsh Symphony on the Prairie, the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra presented by Roche, and special music festivals and events. She also will serve as the point person for all official messaging from the ISO and the crisis communication manager as needed.
Cutler will report directly to Gary Gintsling, Chief Executive Officer.
“We are pleased to welcome Kristin Cutler to the ISO’s senior management team,” said Gintsling. “Her insight and expertise in public relations will be invaluable in helping the ISO achieve crucial goals in audience growth, fundraising, and community relations.”
Cutler has musical experience as an on-stage performer and musical director/conductor for Footlite Musicals. She currently serves on the community engagement committee for Any Given Child Indy, a partnership between the Kennedy Center for the Arts and the Arts Council of Indianapolis, which advocates for increased and equitable access to arts education for students in grades K-8.
A former trumpet player and Singing Hoosier at Indiana University Bloomington, Cutler also led choral ensembles for the Vigo County schools and coached students for ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Contests.