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Leadership

Executive Leadership

Andrew Jorgensen 

General Director

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James Robinson

Artistic Director

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Board of Directors

Executive Committee 

Chairman
Kim Eberlein 

Vice-Chairmen
Lelia J. Farr
V. Raymond Stranghoener 

Treasurer
Mont Levy 

Secretary
Ann McFarland Sullins 

Executive Committee Members 

Jim Berges
Spencer Burke** 
Adrienne Davis
Sara Fabick^
Gina G. Hoagland
Mrs. Ronald A. Holtman
Marcela Manjarrez
Noémi K. Neidorff*
John H. Russell

Robert L. Scharff, Jr.
Rex Sinquefield
Stephen L. Trampe
Tim Wentworth
Donna Wilkinson +

Members

Tania Beasley-Jolly
Barbara Bridgewater+
Cindy Brinkley
Thriess Britton
Ashley Budde^
Dr. Jane Clark
Robert H. Craft^
Jamison F. Craft^
Crystal Allen Dallas

Arnold W. Donald
Mrs. Irl F. Engelhardt
Edes P. Gilbert
David Hagee
Dr. Lannis Hall
Heather Hunt-Ruddy
Frank Jacobs
Bettie Johnson
Barry Kirk
Joanne Kohn

Eugene Kornblum
Kenneth Kranzberg
James A. Krekeler
J. David Levy
Andrew Martin
Michael Neidorff +
Mabel L. Purkerson, M.D.
Winthrop B. Reed, III
Allison W. Roberts
Lori Winters Samuels

Joseph Shepard
Thelma Steward
Dr. Elizabeth Stroble^
Dr. Donald M. Suggs
Mary Susman
Maria Guadalupe Taxman
Franklin F. Wallis
Phoebe Dent Weil
Robin Wentworth

Life Members

Mrs. Stephen F. Brauer
Richard W. Duesenberg
Robert M. Feibel, M.D.
Mrs. William B. Firestone

Richard Gaddes
Sally S. Levy +
Charles MacKay

Gyo Obata +
Gene W. Spector, M.D.
Roma B. Wittcoff

Past Board Chairmen

Chairman terms align with Opera Theatre’s fiscal year (October 1 – September 30)

Dr. Leigh Gerdine + (1976-1978)
Mr. Laurance L. Browning, Jr. + (1979-1986)
Josephine Throdahl + (1987-1995)
David W. Mesker + (1996-2001)
Janet McAfee Weakley + (2002-2003)
Donna Wilkinson*** (2004-2008)
Spencer Burke** (2009-2015)
Noémi K. Neidorff* (2016-2021)

^Ex-Officio Member     
* Immediate Past Chairman
**Previous Chairman
***Chairman Emerita
 + In memoriam 

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