About

Symphony Staff

Administrative Staff

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

Executive
Alan D. Valentine, President and CEO
Karen Fairbend, Executive Assistant to President and CEO
Katy Lyles, Operations Coordinator
Marye Walker Lewis, Chief Financial Officer
Artistic Administration
Laurence Tucker, Vice President of Artistic Administration
Maiken Knudsen, Director of Artistic Administration
Ellen Kasperek, Manager of Artistic Administration
Eleanor Roberts, Artistic Coordinator
Andrew Risinger, Organ Curator
Communications
Jonathan Marx, V.P. of Communications
Dave Felipe, Publicist
Justin Bradford, Web and Social Community Manager
Sean Shields, Art Director
Kailey Sullivan, Graphic Design Associate
Data Standards
Tony Exler, Director of Data Standards
Sheila Wilson, Sr. Database Associate
LaNessa Griffey, Data Standards Assistant
Development
Jonathan Norris, V.P. of Development
Kathy Devine, Sr. Director of Corporate Development
Michael Ceccarelli, Corporate Partnerships Officer
Maribeth Stahl, Sr. Director of Development
Celine Thackston, Grants and Research Manager
Cori Rodery, Development Assistant
Jami Frazier, 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, Director of Development Events
Education
Walter Bitner, Director of Education & Community Engagement
Kelley Bell, Education and Community Engagement Program Manager
Kristen Freeman, Education and Community Engagement Coordinator
Finance
Karen Warren, Controller
Bobby Saintsing, A/P & Payroll Manager
Sheri Switzer, Senior Accountant
Charlotte Schweizer, Retail Manager/Buyer
Food, Beverage and Events
Johnathon McGee, Senior Event Sales Manager
Schuyler Thomas, Senior Event Manager
Anderson S. Barns, Beverage Manager
Brandon Hogan, Event Supervisor
Human Resources
Ashley Skinner SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President of Human Resources
Katie Hoffman, SHRM-CP, Human Resources Manager
Kathleen McCracken, Director of Volunteer Services and League Liaison
I.T.
Trenton Leach, Director of Information Technology
Marketing
Daniel B. Grossman, V.P. of Marketing
Misty Cochran, Director of Marketing
Emily Shannon, Director of Ticket Services
Lindsay Bergstrom, Box Office Manager
Gena Staib, Assistant Box Office Manager
Missy Hubner, Ticket Services Assistant
Box Office, 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
Erin Ozment, Orchestra Personnel Assistant
John Sanders, Chief Technical Engineer
Gary Call Hanley, Recording and Audio Engineer
Mark Dahlen, Audio Engineer
Mitch Hansen, Lighting Director
Emily Yeakle, Assistant Lighting Director
W. Paul Holt, Stage Manager
Josh Walliser, Production Manager
Trevor Wilkinson, Assistant Production Manager
Venue Management
Eric Swartz, Vice President of Venue Management
Kenneth Dillehay, Chief Engineer
Larry Maday, Facility Maintenance Technician
Tony Meyers, Director of Security and Front of House
Alan Woodard, Security Manager
Wade Johnson, Housekeeping Manager
James Harvell, Housekeeper

Nashville Symphony

One Symphony Place
Nashville, TN 37201-2031

Phone: 615.687.6500
Box Office: 615.687.6400