Top of Form The Hartford Symphony Orchestra announced today that Janet Link and Cynthia Tseng have been elected as directors of the organization, effective February 10, 2021. Both were unanimously selected.
“I am excited to welcome Janet and Cynthia, highly respected leaders in their fields, to the Hartford Symphony Orchestra,” said Jeff Verney, HSO Board Chairman. “Their deep knowledge and leadership will add immediate impact and tremendous value to our board as we navigate through a rapidly changing environment.”
“The appointment of Janet and Cynthia reflects a thoughtful and deliberate process by the Board who strongly believe that their experiences and abilities make them particularly qualified to support the execution of our strategy, focused on the future, at such a pivotal time in the organization’s evolution,” said Mark Hayes, Governance Committee Chair. “We are fortunate to have been able to attract these outstanding directors to our board and are looking forward to working with them.”
About Janet Link and Cynthia Tseng
Janet Link is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Stanley Black & Decker where she is responsible for all legal and corporate compliance matters. Prior to Stanley Black & Decker in June 2017, Ms. Link served as EVP, General Counsel at J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Before joining J.C. Penney, she was the deputy general counsel at Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., and CC Media Holdings, Inc. (now known as iHeartMedia) and a partner at Latham & Watkins. She began her legal career with a U.S. District Court clerkship in the Central District of California followed by a clerkship with the Honorable James R. Browning, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District.
Ms. Link earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Yale University and earned her juris doctor degree from Columbia University School of Law.
Cynthia Tseng is a Partner and a member of Fairview’s investment committee. She is involved in research, due diligence, investment monitoring, and business development for Fairview’s venture capital and private equity partnership and direct co-investment portfolios. Prior to joining Fairview, she was an investment banking associate at JPMorgan. Ms. Tseng joined JPMorgan in 2000 and focused on convertible bond and equity origination in the retail, media and chemical industries. There, she structured and executed capital raising transactions for Fortune 500 companies. For a portion of her career at JPMorgan, Ms. Tseng covered aerospace companies in equity research for a top ranked Institutional Investor Analyst. Ms. Tseng also has prior experience at Neutrogena Cosmetics – Johnson & Johnson as a brand management intern.
Ms. Tseng received her MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a B.A. in Applied Mathematics/ Economics from Brown University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Ms. Tseng is a CFA charter holder and a member of the Hartford CFA Society. She is a member of the board of directors of The Association of Asian American Investment Managers (AAAIM), Hartford Performs and The Connecticut Health Foundation.