Administrative Staff



James M. Johnson CEO
Laura Irmer Assistant to the CEO

orchestra operations

Philomena Duffy Associate Director of Orchestra Operations

orchestra personnel

K. Blake Schlabach Orchestra Personnel Manager
L. Bennett Crantford Assistant Personnel Manager
Bekki Witherell Quinn Administrative Assistant


James Norman Principal Librarian
Laura Cones Assistant Principal Librarian
Susan Grymonpré  Assistant Librarian
William Shotton Bowing Assistant

venue Operations

David Armstrong Director of Venue Operations
Kalyn Smith Senior Event Manager
Frances Heavrin Event Coordinator
Roberto Tapia Day Porter
Rodney Gray Food & Beverage Manager
Addy Monger Event Manager

Artistic Administration

Katie McGuinness Director of Artistic Planning
Hannah Reffett Manager of Artistic Planning
Ty Johnson Senior Director, Pops Programming and Presentations
Mallory Essig Associate Director of Artistic Coordination
Brandy Rodgers Senior Manager of Pops, Yuletide Celebration & SPC

Learning Community

Beth Perdue Outland VP, Community Engagement & Strategic Innovation Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. William L. Fortune
Ruth Wolff Director, ISO Learning Community
Megan Masterman Education Program Manager
Betty Perry MYO Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus, ISO Community Ambassador
Perry A. Accetturo Program and Communications Manager
Krystle Ford Director, Metropolitan Youth Orchestra
Andrea Fjelde Learning Community Coordinator



Finance & IT

James J. Ewing VP of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Dee Dee Fite Director of Technology
Adam White Controller
Teaka Vest Staff Accountant
Lynda Bricker Accounts Payable Coordinator

Human Resources

Larry Baysinger Vice President of Human Resources
Melissa M. Sanders Human Resources Generalist & Wellness Advocate


Casey Chell Vice President of Development
Missy Eltz Director of Development Operations
Catherine Lockhart Director of Partnerships
Rita Steinberg Senior Major Gift Officer
Allison Gehl Associate Director of Individual Giving
Carol Ann Arnell Senior Manager of Special Events and Corporate Partnerships
Tom McTamney Gift Processing Manager
Susan Lutterbach-Nestor Institutional Giving Manager
Tori Ramsay Gift Officer
Jacob Thompson Donor Stewardship Associate


Heidi Kelley Vice President of Marketing
Bennett Sanders Senior Graphic Designer
Mercer Suppiger Graphic Designer
Mary Ferguson Audience Development Manager


Kristin Cutler Director of Communications
Jen Huber Communications Content Manager
Teresa Mazzini Digital Marketing and Communications Manager
Marianne Williams Tobias Program Book Annotator

Patron Services

David Storms Box Office Manager
Elizabeth Whipkey Senior Customer Care Representative
Nick Neukom Customer Care Representative
McKenzie Witherell Customer Care Representative 
Kim Lynch Customer Care Representative
Janine Knuutila Customer Care Representative 
Erin Demo Customer Care Representative
Erin Jeffrey Customer Care Representative


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