The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestral Association, which is the not-for-profit corporation that operates the MSO. The MSOA, through the Board, hires the Music Director and Executive Director; sets the budget and manages contributions and bank accounts; files tax returns; contracts with venues and artists; and pays the expenses of the Orchestra. Jon Lewis, Executive Director, executes many of these activities on behalf of the Board.
Brian Anderson, President
Kate Saumur, Vice President
Marketing & Communications Associate, Minnesota Opera
Amy Williams, Secretary
Joan Cochran, Treasurer *
Nonprofit financial management consultant
Stephanie Swearingen *
Music Teacher, MSO Librarian
Jeffrey Bina *
Director of Finance and Operations, VocalEssence
Kerri Fabyanske *
Private Music Teacher
Kristine Oberg *
Vice President, Strategic Planning, Elavon, Inc.
Vice President, Government Affairs, CHS Inc.
Janelle Lanz *
Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager, Minnesota Orchestra
Retired, Community Volunteer
Emily Pantel, Personnel Manager *
William Schrickel, Music Director & Conductor
Jon Lewis, Executive Director *
* Denotes Orchestra Member