Administrative Staff



James M. Johnson
Laura Irmer
Assistant to the CEO

Orchestra Operations

Philomena Duffy
Director of Orchestra Operations

Venue Operations

David Armstrong
Director of Venue Operations
Kalyn Smith
Senior Event Manager
Roberto Tapia
Day Porter

Artistic Administration

Katie McGuinness
Director of Artistic Planning
Ty Johnson
Senior Director, Pops Programming and Presentations
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
Betty Perry
MYO Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus,
ISO Community Ambassador
Krystle Ford
Director, Metropolitan Youth Orchestra

Finance & IT

Adam White
Teaka Vest
Staff Accountant

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
Director of Individual Giving
Tom McTamney
Gift Processing Manager
Tori Ramsay
Associate Director of Individual Giving

Marketing & Communications

Mary Ferguson
Audience Development Manager
Bennett Sanders
Senior Graphic Designer
Jen Huber
Communications Content Manager
Marianne Williams Tobias
Program Book Annotator

Patron Services

Elizabeth Whipkey
Box Office Manager
Janine Knuutila
Customer Care Representative
Kim Lynch
Customer Care Representative