Today, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra (TBSO) announced that Barry Streib has accepted the position of executive director/general manager. With his executive experience in business, public service work, and community event management, the TBSO stated that Streib is ideally suited to lead the organization. He will officially be in his new role with TBSO starting Monday, July 18, 2016.
“The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra is important to Thunder Bay and our region as it contributes greatly to our arts and culture community,” said Streib. “The fact that we have a symphony here in a smaller market speaks to the dedication and determination of the many individuals and organizations who have supported this very worthwhile asset.”
“It is an honour and a privilege to be selected to serve the symphony in this capacity, and I look forward to leading the organization in its future success,” he added.
TBSO board president Paul Inksetter expressed his delight with Streib’s decision to work with the symphony. “It takes a whole community to support a symphony orchestra,” said Inksetter, “and Barry is the right person who will help grow the circle of symphony supporters that are so essential to our future.”
The TBSO is the largest cultural organization in northern Ontario, and the only fully professional orchestra between Toronto and Winnipeg. The TBSO just celebrated its 55th consecutive concert season.
About Barry Streib 
Barry Streib TBSOBarry Streib has lived and worked in the community and the region for over 28 years and truly calls Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario his home. He is currently serving as a director of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation, senior advisor to the Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce, and as chair of Common Voice Northwest, a research and policy organization. He has worked extensively throughout his career in business management, marketing, sales and communications.
Streib has volunteered on numerous other local boards, committees and organizations. He is best known for his Chamber of Commerce work, and as the founder of the Thunder Bay Blues Festival and the Thunder Bay-Miles with the Giant Marathon.
In each of his endeavours, Streib’s focus has always been to develop and support an economic impact to the city, to get people involved and engaged, and most importantly, give back to the community that gives so much to all of us.