Board of Directors

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.

Board Officers
Brian Anderson, President
Engineer, Medtronic
Kate Saumur, Vice President
Marketing & Communications Associate, Minnesota Opera
Amy Williams, Secretary
Fundraising Consultant
Joan Cochran, Treasurer *
Nonprofit financial management consultant

Board Members
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.
John Engelen
Vice President, Government Affairs, CHS Inc.
Janelle Lanz *
Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager, Minnesota Orchestra
Janyth Loney
Retired, Community Volunteer
Ann Letsinger, Personnel Manager *

William Schrickel, Music Director & Conductor
Jon Lewis, Executive Director *

* Denotes Orchestra Member