St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Administration

140th Season | 2019-2020

Executive Team

Marie-Hélène Bernard, President and Chief Executive Officer
Vicki Boutwell, Vice President, Communications
Amy Drummond, Vice President, Philanthropy
Erik Finley, Vice President and General Manager
David Nischwitz, Vice President, Marketing and Audience Services
Steven Rosenzweig, Chief Financial Officer

Staff Directory

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



Marie-Hélène Bernard

President and Chief Executive Office

Tracey Koch

Executive Assistant to the President/CEO

Artistic and Orchestra Operations

Erik Finley

Vice President and General Manager

Maggie Bailey

Director of Operations

Alexander Bryant

Production and Hall Rental Manager

Paul Hennerich

Recording Engineer Consultant

Ian Kivler

Artistic Administrator

Audrey Kwong

Artistic Operations Manager

Cacia Meeks

Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager

Susan Patterson

Manager of Choral Activities

Valerie Petrov

Orchestra Personnel Manager

Lindsey White

Artist Liaison

Education and Community Partnerships

Maureen Byrne

Associate Vice President, Education and Community Partnerships

Michelle Byrd

IN UNISON Programs Coordinator and Holiday Festival Coordinator

Alex Chang

Education Programs Coordinator

Samantha Sachtleben

Youth Orchestra Manager

Jessica Ingraham

Director of Education

Sarah Ruddy

Education Programs Coordinator

Music Library

Elsbeth Brugger


Henry Skolnick

Associate Librarian

Amanda Tallant

Assistant Librarian

Stage Crew

M. Jason Pruzin

Stage Manager

Ron Bolte, Jr.

Assistant Stage Manager (Sound)

Rick McKenna



Vicki Boutwell

Vice President, Communications

Caitlin Custer

Communications and Publications Coordinator

Eric Dundon

Public Relations Manager

Tim Munro

Creative Partner

Nikki Scandalios

Communications Consultant

Marketing and Audience Services

David Nischwitz

Vice President, Marketing and Audience Services

Dawn Berkbigler

Associate Director, Group Sales

Lesley Chaney

Director of Patron Services

Travis Estes

Director of Digital Strategy

Abby Freeman

Marketing Coordinator

Daniel Glen

Graphic Designer

Mary Helbling

Director of Marketing

Maribeth Lay

Front of House Manager

Brittney Leimkuehler

Education Ticketing Associate

Dave Moore

VIP Services Manager

Alyssa Przygoda

Box Office Manager

Rachel Sennett

Marketing Manager

Liz Sullivan

Director of Creative Services

Kelsey Templeton

Director of Hospitality and Audience Experience


Amy Drummond

Vice President, Philanthropy

Mary Balmer

Associate, Philanthropy

Anne Marie Block

Coordinator, Philanthropy Operations

Sue Crisp

Manager, Philanthropy Communications

Joe Drexelius

Assistant Director, Individual Giving/Annual Campaign

Laura Dwyer

Associate Director, Volunteer Programs

Kristin Lamprecht

Director, Philanthropy Stewardship and Events

Betsy Malinak

Senior Director, Individual Philanthropy

Elizabeth Niven

Senior Director of Planned Giving, Philanthropy

Molly Salky

Associate Vice President, Philanthropy

Maggie Rice Stanley

Manager, Institutional Philanthropy

Katherine Reynolds

Coordinator, Philanthropy

Lillian Pinto de Sa

Manager, Institutional Philanthropy

Travis Sewell

Director, Philanthropy Operations

Elaine Wichmer

Director, Individual Philanthropy Major and Planned Giving


Steven Rosenzweig

Chief Financial Officer

Jay Accola

Assistant Controller

Heather Collins

Payroll and Accounting Associate

Rita Doerr

Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Jaeger


Tina Polette

Senior Accounts Payable/Payroll Associate


Cynthia Schon

Director of Facilities

Rob Craft

Building Engineer

Joel Bischoff

Maintenance Technician

Human Resources

Cathie Degler

Director of Human Resources

Carrie Hendricks

Human Resources and Benefits Specialist

Information Technology

Bob Olimpio

Director of Information Technology

Mitch AuBuchon

Network Support Technician 

Ashley Elliott

Database Administrator