Courtesy GRSO

The Grand Rapids Symphony’s Board of Directors has appointed a new President and CEO to succeed retiring President Peter Perez.

Mary Tuuk, a longtime symphony leader, West Michigan business executive, and Grand Rapids native, will be the next GRS president, replacing the retiring Peter Perez, President and CEO since 2016.

Tuuk currently is Chief Compliance Officer/Senior Vice President, Properties and Real Estate with Meijer, Inc. She’s a classically trained musician who currently performs as a member of the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus.

A graduate of Calvin College, she currently serves on the GRS Board of Directors. She takes up duties in mid-January at a date to be announced later.