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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
Cindy Brinkley
Spencer Burke**
Adrienne Davis
Gina G. Hoagland
Marcela Manjarrez
Noémi K. Neidorff*
John H. Russell

Robert L. Scharff, Jr.
Linda Seibert^
Rex Sinquefield
Stephen L. Trampe
Tim Wentworth

Members

Tania Beasley-Jolly
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
Mrs. Ronald A. Holtman
Heather Hunt-Ruddy
Frank Jacobs
Bettie Johnson
Barry Kirk
Eugene Kornblum
Kenneth Kranzberg

J. David Levy
Mabel L. Purkerson, M.D.
Winthrop B. Reed, III
Allison W. Roberts
Lori Winters Samuels
Joseph Shepard
Amber Simpson
Thelma Steward
Dr. Elizabeth Stroble^

Dr. Donald M. Suggs
Mary Susman
Maria Guadalupe Taxman
Mark Throdahl
Franklin F. Wallis
Phoebe Dent Weil
Robin Wentworth

Life Members

Mrs. Stephen F. Brauer
Robert M. Feibel, M.D.

Mrs. William B. Firestone
Richard Gaddes
Joanne Kohn

Charles MacKay
Gene W. Spector, M.D.

Roma B. Wittcoff

Past Board Chairs

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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