Karen Fairbend

Executive Assistant to President and CEO


Karen FairbendKaren Fairbend is the Executive Assistant to Alan Valentine, President and CEO of the Nashville Symphony. Karen joined the Symphony in May 2010, immediately following the devastating flood that severely damaged Schermerhorn Symphony Center. 

A native New Englander, Karen graduated from Boston University, with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management. She enjoys traveling, scuba diving, skiing and spending as much time as possible with friends and family. Karen has lived in Boston, Albuquerque, San Diego and now lives happily in Nashville.