Bit of news drops today about the Van Cliburn Foundation: Alann Bedford Sampson has been named as the foundation’s interim president and CEO. She takes over for David Chambless Worters, who resigned abruptly last June. As longtime fans of the Cliburn Competition know, Sampson served as chairperson for 16 years. She also served as temporary president/CEO between October 2009 and January of this year. She’ll continue in that capacity while the search for a permanent president/CEO continues.