Kimberly Haack Appointed Deputy Chief of Staff for Boston Conservatory at Berklee

September 15, 2017

Kimberly Haack, who previously served as the Conservatory’s director of external relations, has been appointed deputy chief of staff for the Office of the Executive Director at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

Haack has played an integral role in the merger of Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music since the announcement of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), serving as the merger integration liaison while continuing her duties as the director of External Relations. In the newly created position of deputy chief of staff, Haack will work closely with Executive Director Cathy Young to oversee merger integration on a strategic level, manage the Conservatory’s day-to-day operations and systems, and continue to build and develop relationships with external partners. In addition, Haack will continue working closely with the Office of External Affairs, the Office of Community and Government Relations, and the Office of the President.

Haack joined the Conservatory’s Student Affairs team in 2006, following a career as an associate producer in commercial theater, where she oversaw career and community initiatives. Throughout her time in Student Affairs, she also ran Orientation, Parents' Weekend, the PASS tutor program, Conservatory Connections, and student employment. Having created the role of director of external relations with then President Richard Ortner, Haack expanded the school’s connections with state and local officials, increasing its community presence. Haack also created the first autism-friendly collegiate performance in the country, in partnership with the Theater Development Fund in New York City. She continues to partner with the Dance and Theater divisions and the Career Center to present Boston Conservatory students to New York City’s artistic community through a recently establishing annual Dance Showing.

Haack’s appointment began in September 2017.