Durham Named to Board of Directors
updated: Jan 22, 2014, 4:25 PM
Source: Music Academy of the West
Patricia Durham, a certified crisis manager and former transportation sales and
marketing executive, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Music
Academy of the West. Her three-year term began January 1.
A native of Los Angeles, Ms. Durham earned a bachelor's degree in political
science at UC Irvine before working as an office manager and business management
assistant for a Southern California accounting firm. Upon joining the staff of
Texas-based Durham Transportation she rapidly advanced, and was ultimately named
director of marketing, later serving as chief marketing officer for parent
company National Express Corporation. She currently works as a consultant.
Ms. Durham serves on the Board of Trustees for the Santa Barbara Museum of
Natural History and is a former board director for CALM (Child Abuse Listening
Mediation) and Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center. She has also supported
the efforts of Girls Inc., Lotusland, Hospice of Santa Barbara, CAMA, and UCSB
Arts & Lectures. A longtime backer of MERIT, the Music Academy's youth outreach
program, she served on the organizing committee for last year's Cabaret gala
fundraiser benefiting the Academy's full-scholarship program.
"For years I have been moved by the incredible talent and passion of the Fellows
at the Music Academy of the West. I am very excited to have this opportunity to
serve on its Board of Directors," said Ms. Durham.
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