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
Program Manager, Medtronic
Kate Saumur, Vice President *
Marketing & Communications Associate, Minnesota Opera (retired)
Kerri Fabyanske, Secretary *
Private Music Teacher
Jeffrey Bina, Treasurer *
Director of Finance and Operations, VocalEssence

Board Members
Joan Cochran *
Nonprofit financial management consultant
Allison Eklund
Attorney, Eklund Law PC
John Engelen
Vice President, Government Affairs, CHS Inc.
Candice McCardle *
CDC Preparedness Field Assignee, Minnesota Department of Health
Stephanie Swearingen *
Music Teacher, MSO Librarian
Jim Waldo
Owner, AVT Consulting LLC
Paul Zbaraki
Information Security, Prudential

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

* Denotes Orchestra Member