Symphony Staff

Administrative Staff

Click on any of the names below to read a bio and contact the person.

Alan D. Valentine, President and CEO
Karen Fairbend, Executive Assistant to President and CEO
Katy Lyles, Executive Assistant to the COO
Artistic Administration
Laurence Tucker, Director of Artistic Administration
Ellen Kasperek, Manager of Artistic Administration
Maiken Knudsen, Manager of Artistic Administration
D. Wilson Ochoa, Principal Librarian
Jared Rex, Librarian
Andrew Risinger, Organ Curator
Jonathan Marx, V.P. of Communications
Dave Felipe, Publicist
Britanie Knapp, Website and Social Media Community Manager
Jessi Thompson, Art Director
Kelsea Allen, Graphic Design Associate
Data Standards
Tony Exler, Director of Data Standards
Sheila Wilson, Sr. Database Associate
LaNessa Griffey, Part-time Data Standards Assistant
Jonathan Norris, V.P. of Development
Erin Wenzel CFRE, Sr. Director of Corporate Development
Robert Ketter, Corporate Development Officer
Maribeth Stahl, Sr. Director of Development
Jason Parker, Grants and Research Manager
Devan Pope, Stewardship Coordinator
Kathryn Wroth, Senior Patron Engagement Officer
Dennis Carter, Patron Engagement Officer
Gina Haining, Patron Engagement Officer
Sam LoCascio, Patron Engagement Officer
Judith Wall, Patron Engagement Officer
Delaney Gray, Development Events Manager
Jami Frazier, Development Assistant
Walter Bitner, Director of Education & Community Engagement
Kelley Bell, Education and Community Engagement Manager
Karen Warren, Controller
Pamela Lindemann, Payroll and Accounts Payable Manager
Sheri Switzer, Senior Accountant
Charlotte Schweizer, Retail Manager/Buyer
Food, Beverage and Events
Hays McWhirter, Director of Events
Johnathon McGee, Food and Beverage Supervisor
Schuyler Thomas, Food and Beverage Supervisor
Anderson S. Barns, Beverage Manager
Human Resources
Ashley Skinner SPHR, Director of Human Resources
Katie Conwell, Human Resource Manager
Kathleen McCracken, Volunteer Manager and League Liaison
Trenton Leach, Director of Information Technology
Daniel B. Grossman, V.P. of Marketing
Misty Cochran, Director of Advertising and Promotions
Emily Shannon, Director of Ticket Services
Jeremy Painter, Box Office Manager
Caroline Scism, Assistant Box Office Manager
Missy Hubner, Ticket Services Assistant
Part Time, Ticket Services Specialists
Paul Shearer, Manager of Marketing Associates
Full List, Marketing Associates
Sarah Rose Peacock, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Production & Orchestra Operations
Sonja Winkler, Sr. Director of Operations and Orchestra Manager
Carrie Marcantonio, Orchestra Personnel Manager
John Sanders, Chief Technical Engineer
Gary Call, Audio Engineer
Mark Dahlen, Audio Engineer
Mitch Hansen, Lighting Director
W. Paul Holt, Stage Manager
Josh Walliser, Production Manager
Trevor Wilkinson, Assistant Production Manager
Venue Management
Eric Swartz, Associate V.P. of Venue Management
Kenneth Dillehay, Chief Engineer
Tom Downing, Facility Maintenance Technician
Wade Johnson, Housekeeping Manager
Brenita McGlory, Housekeeper
James Harvell, Housekeeper
Tony Meyers, Director of Security and Front of House
Alan Woodard, Security Guard

Nashville Symphony

One Symphony Place
Nashville, TN 37201-2031

Phone: 615.687.6500
Box Office: 615.687.6400