New music festival director selected


The Siletz Bay Music Festival Board of Directors recently announced its selection of Karin M. Moss as their new executive director. Most recently, Moss served as the CEO of the Turlock (California) Chamber of Commerce and chair of the Stanislaus State Business Advisory Board.

Moss’s career spans more than 30 years and is characterized by a wide range of corporate and nonprofit association leadership success. Her work has been cited for excellence by both national and international associations, and she has been a regularly featured speaker at seminars and conferences including Business Retention Expansion International, the International Downtown Association, League of California Cities, International Association of Fairs and Expositions, and the Governors Conference on Tourism.

She has provided executive direction to economic development and downtown revitalization programs in several cities throughout California, as well as to the National Main Street Center in Washington, D.C. Moss has been a board member of the Kings Mountain (N.C.) Downtown Association, City of Gastonia’s Reinvestment for Community Program and the Blue Ridge Parkway Association. As a campaign director for the Federal Census Bureau, she was honored for having one of the highest response rates in the United States due to her innovative multi-ethnic marketing campaigns.

Moss’s early career years were in the music business in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, serving in the role of promotion manager for several major record companies and performing arts groups. She was the marketing director of the Sacramento Symphony, Portland Memorial Coliseum, the Oregon State Fair and numerous fairs, festivals and special events throughout the West Coast.

Siletz Bay Music Festival Board President Charlotte Lehto said, “We are thrilled to have Karin on board as our executive director. Karin brings great nonprofit experience and an extensive background in public relations and marketing. These qualities, plus her fund raising success, make her the perfect choice to lead our festival as we continue to bring world class music performances and education to the Oregon coast.”