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St. Louis Symphony Executive Staff & Email Addresses

Marie-Hélène Bernard, President & CEO

James Garrone, Chief Financial Officer

Adam Crane, Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Strategic Initiatives

Amy Drummond, Vice President of Philanthropy

Erik Finley, Vice President, Artistic and Operations

David Nischwitz, Vice President of Marketing

Staff Directory

Please call 314-533-2500 or 800-232-1880 to reach a STL Symphony staff member.

Executive Office

Bernard, Marie-Hélène President & CEO
Darwin, Dianne Executive Assistant to the President & CEO


Artistic and Operations

Finley, Erik Vice President, Artistic and Operations
Bailey, Maggie Director of Operations
Bolte Jr., Ron Stage Technician (sound)
Brugger, Elsbeth Librarian
Bryant, Alexander Production Assistant
Clapper, Joe Assistant Stage Manager
Gardner, Roberta Library Assistant
Garren, Evelyn Artist Liaison
Gaston, Eric Director of Artistic Administration
Kaiser, Amy Chorus Director
Kivler, Ian Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager
Leek, Suzanne Executive Assistant to the Music Director
McBeth, Kevin St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus Director
McKenna, Rick  Stagehand
Paine, Beth Director of Orchestra Personnel
Patterson, Susan Manager of Choral Activities
Skolnick, Henry Assistant Librarian


External Affairs

Crane, Adam Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Strategic Initiatives
Byrne, Maureen Director of Diversity and Community Affairs
Gandlmayr, Michael Youth Orchestra Manager
Ingraham, Jessica Director of Education
Kiekow, Anthony Public Relations Manager
Owens, Brian IN UNISON Artist in Residence and Program Manager
Pesetsky, Ben Playbill consultant
Reinert, Laura Education Programs Coordinator
Schimpf, Zach External Affairs Coordinator


Finance/Info Systems/Human Resources/Facilities

Garrone, James Chief Financial Officer
Accola, Jay Assistant Controller
Bess, Donna Director of Human Resources
Collins, Heather Payroll & Accounting Associate
Craft, Rob Building Engineer
Doerr, Rita Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer
Gill, Shawn Part-Time Engineer
Hendricks, Carrie H.R. & Benefits Specialist
Howe-Koch, Tracey Facilities Assistant
Hoyt, Matt Database Administrator
Jaeger, Jeff Controller
Polette, Tina Senior Payroll/Accounts Payable Associate
Tippey, Jim Director of Information Technology
Schon, Cynthia Director of Facilities
Wood, Travis PC Network Administrator


Marketing and Patron Services

Nischwitz, David Vice President for Marketing
Berkbigler, Dawn Group Sales Manager
Chaney, Lesley Director of Patron Services
Drexelius, Joe VIP Services Manager
Estes, Travis Senior Digital Manager
Giles, Darcy Assistant Front of House Manager
Glen, Daniel Graphic Designer
Helbling, Mary Senior Marketing Manager, Advertising and Promotions
Hill, Michelle Front of House Manager
Laurent, Mary Director of Marketing
Moore, Steve Education Ticketing Associate
Przygoda, Alyssa Box Office Manager
Sennett, Rachel Marketing Coordinator
Stanton, Carol Director of Creative Services


Office of Philanthropy

Drummond, Amy Vice President of Philanthropy
Balmer, Mary Stewardship Associate
Block, Anne Marie Operations Coordinator, Office of Philanthropy
Boutwell, Vicki Senior Director, Corporate Philanthropy
Dwyer, Laura Associate Director, Volunteer Programs
Ferrie, Julie Director, Sponsorship Programs
Lamprecht, Kristin Director of Stewardship and Events
Malinak, Betsy Senior Director, Individual Philanthropy
Mues, Carolyn Communications Director, Office of Philanthropy
Murphy, Kathy Executive Assistant, Office of Philanthropy
Perry, Jay Director, Grants and Corporate Giving
Sewell, Travis Director of Operations, Philanthropy
Wichmer, Elaine Senior Major and Planned Gifts Officer