Chief Development Officer
Jonathan Norris joined the Nashville Symphony in January 2006 as the organization’s Director of Human Resources. In 2008, he became Vice President of Human Resources and, at various times in his tenure, was given oversight of a number of functional areas within the institution, including Education and Community Engagement; Volunteer Management; Marketing, Sales and Communications; Food, Beverage and Events; and Development.
In 2013, Jonathan was tasked with the management of the organization's fundraising efforts and revitalizing the institution’s annual fund. In September 2013, he was officially named as the new Vice President of Development. Since that time, the Symphony's Annual Fund has grown from $3.1 million in FY13 to north of $9 million in FY21, a growth of nearly 300%.
Prior to his time at the Nashville Symphony, Jonathan worked for the Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena as Human Resources Coordinator and as the accountant for three organizations underneath the Nashville Predators umbrella, including its Foundation and Arena Management Company, Powers Management, LLC. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration/Human Resource Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Business/Business Administration. Jonathan has also stayed current with his license as a Senior Human Resource Professional (SHRM-SCP). In 2013, he was named one of the Nashville Business Journal’s 40 businesspeople under 40 to watch (“40 under 40”).