After seven years as CEO and Executive Director of local music nonprofit Swallow Hill, Tom Scharf is stepping down, according to a news release.
While Swallow Hill didn’t give reasons for his resignation, the news release notes that Scharf will remain in Denver and continue to be “an active supporter of Swallow Hill Music.”
Scharf will remain at Swallow Hill until Sept. 30, and the organization is currently searching for a new CEO. Director of Marketing Gwen Burak will act as the interim CEO until a replacement is found.
The news release from Swallow Hill includes the following excerpt from Scharf’s resignation:
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve the organization in this leadership role. The past 7 years has been remarkable for change, growth, personal and professional development, and many magic musical moments. I thank you sincerely for your support and patience with me through this journey.
Many of my successes are built on the shoulders of others and I thank all those who have worked on behalf of the organization throughout our 35 years. I have been holding a torch, lit by others – and pass it to along to those who will protect it, and make it shine brighter. I will continue to hold Swallow Hill Music, and its people, in the highest regard – and will continue to sing its praises and support its efforts to the best of my abilities.”
With Scharf at the helm, Swallow Hill grew its top-line revenues from $1.2 million to $4.9 million, according to the news release. The organization celebrates its 35th anniversary in October.