About the Santa Barbara Symphony

Kate Kurlas

Kate Kurlas is an award-winning executive with more than a decade of marketing, sales and operations experience and currently serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Revenue Initiatives for the Santa Barbara Symphony.

Prior to joining the Symphony, Kate worked at The Granada Theatre in various leadership roles. Most recently, she was Director of Sales and Marketing and previously served as Director of Operations. She is a graduate of UCSB where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications, and an associate’s degree in commercial arts from Santa Barbara City College. She is a graduate of the 2018 cohort of Emerging Leaders, a leadership program through Leading From Within to empower and elevate the next generation of nonprofit leaders. She dedicates her volunteer time to Santa Barbara Beautiful as the 2nd vice president on the board of directors.