Meet the Administration


Executive Office      
Zak Vassar President & CEO    
Alain Trudel Music Director     
Matty Sayre Executive Assistant & Artist Liaison  419.418.0031  Email
Artistic Administration      
Robert Bell Chief Artistic Officer 419.321.6880 Email
Merwin Siu* Artistic Administrator 419.418.0023 Email
Mari Davies Director of Institutional Giving 419.418.0055 Email
Kim Ferguson Gift Coordinator 419.418.0021 Email
Ron Papke Director of Individual Giving 419.418.0028 Email
Rachel Schultz Director of Education & Community Engagement 419.418.0022 Email
Joan Weiler*

Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestra
 Music Lessons Coordinator


Sonsoles Llodrà School of Music Coordinator 419.418.0057 Email
Kelly Hill Kretzer Ensemble Sales Associate 419.418.0014 Email
Randi Dier Vice President of Finance 419.418.0035 Email
Nicole Arnold Finance Assistant 419.418.0036 Email
Marketing, Communications,
& Sales
Felecia Kanney Director of Marketing 419.418.0053 Email
Kalindi Bellach Box Office Manager & Program Annotator 419.418.0040 Email
Allie Dresser Marketing & Program Ad Sales Manager 419.418.0027 Email
Carly Rockenhauser Box Office Associate 419.418.0030 Email
Production &
Orchestra Operations
Keith McWatters* Orchestra Manager 419.321.6887 Email
Patricia Budner* Assistant to Orchestra Manager 419.418.0038 Email
Raymond Clark Librarian 419.418.0029 Email
Richard Gardiner Assistant Librarian 419.418.0029 Email
Aaron Keaster* Assistant Librarian 419.418.0052 Email
Timothy Lake Production Manager   Email
John Juan Stage Manager    
*TSO Musician      


Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts Board of Trustees

Officers Professional Affiliation                                                                                                           
Pam Hershberger, Board Chair Former Managing Partner, EY
Patrick Bowe, Vice Chair President and CEO, The Andersons
Randy Oostra, Past Chair President & CEO, ProMedica                                                       
Elaine Canning, Treasurer CFO, Palmer Energy Company, Inc.
Frank Jacobs, Secretary Eastman & Smith LTD
Zak Vassar President & CEO, Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts
Alain Trudel Music Director 
Trustees Professional Affiliation
James Adams Vice President, Strategic Planning & Corporate Development, Owens-Illinois
Samuel Adler, Ph.D.  Professor of Composition at the Juilliard School 
Stephanie Alexander Toledo Ballet
DeAnn Gorun Baker Toledo Ballet
Debra A. Ball Mercy Health
Jameel Burkett President and CEO, Burkett Restaurant Equipment
Stephanie Cole, MD ProMedica Physicians ENT/Toledo Ballet Guild Co-President
Jenny Coluccio Head Women's Golf Coach, University of Toledo
Susan L. Conda Community Volunteer
Jennifer Coy Key Private Bank Team Lead, Sr. Portfolio Manager, KeyBank
Debbie Sauder David President and CEO, Sauder Village
Kathleen Davis Social Security Administration
Jeanne DeWitt Senior Vice President, CPU, Inc.
Michael Ellison, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Bowling Green State University
Melissa Freeman Vice President, Fifth Third Bank Commercial Division
Ashley A. Futrell Attorney
Charlene D. Gilbert Dean, College of Arts and Letters, University of Toledo
John Gonia President and CEO, KCM Consulting Company
Anneliese M. Grytafey Chief Policy and Program Officer, Lucas County Metropolitan Housing Authority 
Judy Gorun Realtor, RE/MAX Preferred Associates
Kimberly Howard Vice President, Business Integration and Organizational Effectiveness, Owens Corning
Richard A. Karcher Attorney at Law
Robert Koenig Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Harley Kripke President, Kripke & Associates
David Mack Partner, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick
William B. Mathis Dean, College of Musical Arts, Bowling Green State University
Lisa Mayer-Lang Toledo Ballet Artistic Director
C. Allen McConnell Judge, (Ret.) Toledo Municipal Court
William R. McDonnell Regional President & Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking, PNC Bank
Joseph D. Napoli President & General Manager, Toledo Mud Hens
Jonathan Orser Investor 
Marna Ramnath Arts Advocate
Christina Ramsey Principal, McKinley STEMM Academy, Toledo Public Schools
Bennett Romanoff, MD Romanoff Vision
Ronald Rybarczyk Government & Public Affairs, BP Husky
Carolyn Savage Development, West Side Montessori/Toledo Ballet Guild Co-President
Kathy Scheer President, Toledo Symphony League
Robert P. Schlatter CEO, Art Iron, Inc.
Joseph Sferra President, Chief Medical Officer, Surgical Services, ProMedica
Mo Sheahan Pure Barre
Saga Shoffner Brand Navigator, Love Bottle & Whisker Creek
Rebecca E. Shope Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Bethanne Snodgrass, MD Private Practice Surgeon, (Ret.)
Sharon S. Speyer Regional President, Huntington Bank
Charles Stocking Co-CEO, Principle Business Enterprises
Olivia Summons Director of Public Affairs (Ret.), Toledo Refining Company
John S. Szuch Executive Officer, Signature Bank
Stephen D. Taylor  Taylor Automotive Family
Michael H. Thaman Chairman and CEO, Owens Corning
Louis E. Tosi Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Marie Bollinger Vogt Toledo Ballet
Julie Waidelich-Roberts Regional Community Relations Director, Kingston HealthCare Company
Traci Watkins, MD ProMedica Physicians Group
Dave White, Jr. White Family Dealerships
Board Fellows Professional Affiliation
Richard P. Anderson Chairman Emeritus, The Andersons
Dr. Tom Brady Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Plastic Technologies, Inc.
William F. Buckley President & COO (Ret.), Hylant Group
Eric S. Fankhauser Vice President, Toledo Metal Spinning Company 
DeBow Freed President (Ret.), University of Findlay
Kenneth E. Hileman President, Hileman & Associates
Justice G. Johnson, Jr. Managing Partner (Ret.), Marshall & Melhorn
George M. Jones, III President, Manhattan Building Company
James E. Kline Vice President-General Counsel (Ret.), Cooper Tire
Darryl R. Lippman Retired Hospital Executive
Clinton A. Mauk Executive (Ret.), Fifth Third Bank of Toledo, N A
Ronald A McMaster Retired, Glasstech Inc.
Norman C. Nitschke Vice Chairman (Ret.), Glasstech Inc.
Mark Pietrykowski Judge, Court of Appeals - 6th District
Mark E. Ridenour CFO, Heidtman Steel Products, Inc.
Stephen H. Staelin Senior Partner (Ret.), Ernst & Young
H. David White, Sr. White Family Auto Dealerships


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