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St. Louis Symphony Executive Staff & Email Addresses

Marie-Hélène Bernard, President & CEO

James Garrone, Chief Financial Officer

Adam Crane, VP for External Affairs

Bret Dorhout, VP for Artistic Administration

John Easley, VP and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Anna Kuwabara, VP for Orchestra Operations & Facilities

David Nischwitz, VP for Marketing and Patron Services

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



Dorhout, Bret Vice President for Artistic Administration
Brugger, Elsbeth Librarian
Gardner, Roberta Library Assistant
Garren, Evelyn Artist Liaison
Gaston, Eric Director of Artistic Programs
Kaiser, Amy Chorus Director
Leek, Suzanne Executive Assistant to the Music Director
McBeth, Kevin St. Louis Symphony In Unison® Chorus Director
Patterson, Susan Manager of Chorus Activities
Skolnick, Henry Assistant Librarian


External Affairs

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


Finance/Info Systems/Human Resources

Garrone, James Chief Financial Officer
Accola , Jay Assistant Controller
Bess, Donna Director of Human Resources
Collins, Heather Payroll & Accounting Associate
Doerr, Rita Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer
Hendricks, Carrie H.R. & Benefits Specialist
Hoyt, Matt Database Administrator
Jaeger, Jeff Controller
Polette, Tina Senior Payroll/Accounts Payable Associate
Tippey, Jim Director of Information Technology
Wood, Travis PC Network Administrator


Marketing and Patron Services

Nischwitz, David Vice President for Marketing
Berkbigler, Dawn Group Sales Manager
Brockley, Mel Assistant Front of House Manager
Chaney, Lesley Director of Patron Services
Drexelius, Joe VIP Services Manager
Estes, Travis Senior Digital 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 Patron Services Associate
Przygoda, Alyssa Patron Services Manager
Sennett, Rachel Marketing Coordinator
Stanton, Carol Director of Creative Services


Office of Philanthropy

Easley, John Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer
Balmer, Mary Stewardship Associate
Block, Anne Marie Operations Coordinator, Office of Philanthropy
Drummond, Amy Associate Vice President, Philanthropy
Dwyer, Laura Associate Director, Volunteer Programs
Ferrie, Julie Director, Sponsorship Programs
Franz, Marianne Associate Director, Annual Giving
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
Schleicher, Karen Operations Director, Office of Philanthropy
Wichmer, Elaine Senior Major and Planned Gifts Officer



Kuwabara, Anna Vice President for Orchestra Operations & Facilities
Ade, Joe Chief Engineer
Bailey, Maggie Director of Operations
Bryant, Alexander Production Assistant
Clapper, Joe Assistant Stage Manager
Bolte Jr., Ron Stage Technician (sound)
Gill, Shawn Part-Time Engineer
Howe-Koch, Tracey Facilities Assistant
Kivler, Ian Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager
McKenna, Rick  Stagehand
Paine, Beth Director of Orchestra Personnel
Schon, Cynthia Director of Facilities
Snider, Jack Stage Manager