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CHOPS Inc, an all-age music education and performance nonprofit based in Minneapolis, is pleased to announce its new Interim Executive Director, Megan O’Leary.

Megan brings a proven track record of organizational development in both nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Her career journey has given her a broad range of expertise, from fundraising and marketing communications to operations and finance.

“I am thrilled at this opportunity to work with Chops Inc’s dedicated staff and board to further their mission to educate people of all ages in the marching arts. In this time of economic uncertainty for arts organizations and public-school music programs, it’s more important than ever to promote the many societal benefits of music education and performance, from character development and self-discipline to leadership and teamwork.”

Megan was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a B.A. in Zoology and Spanish. She currently lives in St. Paul with her husband Josh, two children, a 95-pound mutt, an 8-pound tripod Pomeranian, and three backyard chickens. Megan enjoys playing guitar and singing with her son, accompanying her daughter’s trumpet pieces on piano, and being walked by her dogs.

Chops is excited to welcome Megan and her unparalleled talent to our family of programs bringing outstanding music education to the Twin Cities and surrounding communities. Please visit our website at for her full biography and see the exceptional skills she brings to Chops.

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