Richard Bogomolny is the man we can credit with building the Cleveland Orchestra’s success and world-renowned reputation during the course of the past couple decades. He is its Chairman and also its former President. Among the most visible accomplishments of his tenure are the Severance Hall enlargement, renovation, and rededication; the hiring of Franz Welser-Möst as the orchestra’s seventh Music Director; the planning and commencement of the Blossom Music Center renovation; the Campaign for the 21st Century that raised an unprecedented $116 million; as well as the Orchestra’s residency, enhanced education, and outreach programs. Richard is the recipient of the Cleveland Orchestra’s Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his many years of devoted service. He is a singularly brilliant and successful representative of two of the symphony orchestra’s most important and influential stakeholders.