AdministrationThe Austin Civic Orchestra performs and operates under the leadership of the Board of Directors, Officers of the Board, and Orchestra Staff.
Board of Directors
The function of the Board of Directors is to oversee budget management, publicity, venue selection, and fund-raising. The following is a list of the ACO Board members.
Marcia Gillespie-Norder - President
Art Monzingo - Vice-President
Amy Crandell - Secretary
Melissa Vauk - Treasurer
The following key staff members bring high-quality classical music to the stage.
Lois Ferrari - Music Director
Steve Coufal - Business Manager
Kathleen Bohn - Development Coordinator
Don Thompson - Operations Manager
Jose Yznaga - Librarian
Katie Nott - Graphic Artist
Darren Schmidt - Webmaster
Sandy Hays - Pearl Amster Chair
These staff positions demand professional expertise and a willingness to devote time and energy to the operation of such a large organization. From the venue arrangements handled by the Operations Manager to the Music Director's selection of season repertoire, the work done by these individuals brings the ACO's musical talent alive for the public.