UMS

People

Those who work to bring you UMS performances every year.

Staff

Administration & Finance

Matthew VanBesien
President
734-647-1174
mvanb@umich.edu
Carmen Rodriguez
Chief Financial Officer and Director of Administration
734-936-1459
carmenj@umich.edu
Jessica Adamczyk
Executive Assistant to the President
734-647-1172
jadamcz@umich.edu
Patricia Hayes
Financial Manager
734-615-6591
triciah@umich.edu
John Peckham
Information Systems Manager
734-764-8443
johnp@umich.edu

Patron Services Office

Christina Bellows
Associate Director of Patron Services
734-647-1168
cbellows@umich.edu
Anna Simmons
Assistant Ticket Services Manager
734-615-0581
asimm@umich.edu
Victoria Spain
Front of House Coordinator
734-615-9398
vspain@umich.edu
Erin Casler
Group Sales and Promotions Coordinator
734-763-3100
ecasler@umich.edu
Anné Renforth
Ticket Services Coordinator
734-647-4010
arenfo@umich.edu
Olivia Johnson
Patron Services Assistant
734-764-2538
oajohns@umich.edu
Tori Darnell
Patron Services Assistant
734-764-2538
torilyn@umich.edu
Westley Montgomery
Patron Services Assistant
734-764-2538
montgwes@umich.edu

Development

Ryan Davis
Chief Development Officer
734-232-5021
ryanedav@umich.edu
Susan Bozell Craig
Associate Director of Development, Corporate Sponsorships - Major Gifts
734-647-1176
sbozell@umich.edu
Margaret “Marnie” Reid
Senior Major Gifts Officer
734-647-1178
marnreid@umich.edu
Rachelle Michelon
Annual Giving Manager
734-647-1175
ralesko@umich.edu
Lisa Michiko Murray
Associate Director of Development, Foundation & Government Relations
734-615-6592
lmmurray@umich.edu
Suzanne Upton
Development Communications Manager
734-647-1177
soupton@umich.edu
Cindy Straub
Manager of Volunteers & Special Events
734-647-8009
cstraub@umich.edu
Mary Walker
UMS Campaign Director
734-936-6837
walkerm@umich.edu
Willie Sullivan
Development Coordinator
734-764-8489
thriller@umich.edu

Education & Community Engagement

Jim Leija
Director of Education & Community Engagement
734-764-6179
jleija@umich.edu
Shannon Fitzsimons Moen
Campus Engagement Specialist
734-764-3903
skfitz@umich.edu
Terri Park
Education Coordinator
734-615-0122
tepark@umich.edu
Emilio Rodriguez
Community Programs Manager
734-764-4805
emilioro@umich.edu

Marketing & Communications

Sara Billmann
Director of Marketing & Communications
734-763-0611
sarabill@umich.edu
Mallory Shea
Marketing & Media Relations Coordinator
734-647-4020
mschirr@umich.edu
Eric Woodhams
Senior Manager of Digital Media
734-615-6590
ewoodham@umich.edu

Production / Programming

Michael J. Kondziolka
Director of Programming
734-763-4578
mkond@umich.edu
Jeffrey Beyersdorf
Production Director
734-615-4285
jrbeyers@umich.edu
Alex Gay
Production Coordinator
734-615-9399
alextgay@umich.edu
Anne Grove
Artist Services Manager
734-764-9187
aegrove@umich.edu
Mary Roeder
Programming Manager
734-615-4077
mbroeder@umich.edu
Mark Jacobson
Senior Programming Manager
734-764-9906
mjaco@umich.edu

Choral Union

Scott Hanoian
Music Director and Conductor
scottph@umich.edu
Kathleen Operhall
Chorus Manager
734-763-8997
kio@umich.edu

For questions about your ticket order, or general inquiries: umstix@umich.edu
For information about group discounts: umsgroupsales@umich.edu

For questions about youth performances and other K-12 programs: umsyouth@umich.edu

For questions about ushering at UMS performances: fohums@umich.edu

For questions about making a gift to UMS: umsgiving@umich.edu

To request a UMS ticket donation for an upcoming community auction or event, please fill out our online request form: https://ums.requestitem.com/

Board of Directors

Sarah Nicoli, Chair
Tim Petersen, Vice Chair
Mark Clague, Secretary
Lisa D. Cook, Treasurer

Karen Bantel
Rachel Bendit
Mary Lincoln Campbell
Christopher Conlin
Monique Deschaine
Tiffany L. Ford
Alec Gallimore
Katherine Goldberg
Linda Gregerson
Stephen Henderson
Ibrahim Jarjoura
Timothy B. Johnson
Barbara Kaye
Christina Kim
Timothy Lynch
Timothy G. Marshall
Knut Simonsen
Versell Smith, Jr.
Linh Song
Gail Ferguson Stout
Victor J. Strecher
Karen Jones Stutz
Rob VanRenterghem
Brian Willen

Ex-officio Members:

Stephen R. Forrest, Past Chair
Kevin Hegarty, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, U-M
Martin Philbert, Provost, U-M
Mark Schlissel, President, U-M
Jeanice Kerr Swift, Superintendent of Ann Arbor Public Schools

Representatives to the Board:

Zita Gillis, UMS Ambassadors Chair
Tom Kinnear, UMS Sustaining Directors
Bruce Tuchman, UMS National Council Co-Chair
James C. Stanley and Maxine J. Frankel, Campaign Co-Chairs

Mark Clague, Lisa D. Cook, Sarah Nicoli, and Tim Petersen

From left to right: Mark Clague, Lisa D. Cook, Sarah Nicoli, and Tim Petersen

Ambassadors

If you are passionate about the arts and would like to connect deeply with UMS, Ambassadors may be a great match for you.

Over 35 members of the UMS Ambassadors work to increase awareness of and participation in UMS programs through assisting UMS staff with projects and special events, ushering at UMS school-day performances, hosting unique community events, helping to creating partnerships with various U-M and community groups, and providing support to UMS in countless other ways. UMS Ambassadors are the champions of UMS’s community engagement mission.

Zita Gillis, Chair
Elena Snyder, Vice Chair
Kirsten Williams, Secretary
Patti McCloud, Treasurer
Bill Shell, Past Chair

Lone Andersen
Arlene Barnes
Astrid Beck
Corry Berkooz
Richard Chang
Mike Dergis
Annemarie Kilburn Dolan
Sharon Peterson Dort
Rey Goicochea
Joan Grissing
Stephanie Hale
Joan Kadis
Jaye Kain
Carol D. Kaplan
Nancy Karp
Cathy King
Susan Krueger
Michael Lee
Linda Fink Levy
Gloria K. Lewis
Laura Machida
Rita Malone
Daria Massimilla
Beth McNally
Terry Meerkov
Julie Picknell
Kathy Rich
Jill Ross
Barbara Rusch
Andrew Schneider
Pam Tabbaa
Janet Torno
Deanne Woodruff
Wendy K. Zellers

National Council

Rachel Bendit, Co-Chair
Ann Arbor

Bruce Tuchman, Co-Chair
New York

Wynton MarsalisHonorary Co-Chair

Andrew Bernstein
New York

Maurice Binkow
Ann Arbor

Kenneth A. and Noreen Buckfire
New York

Kathleen Charla
San Diego

Jacqueline Davis
New York

Marylene Delbourg–Delphis
Menlo Park and Pebble Beach

Sophie Delphis
New York

Janet Eilber
New York

Barbara G. Fleischman
New York

Maxine Frankel
Bloomfield Hills

Katherine Hein
Boston

Patti Kenner
New York

Wallis Klein
La Jolla and Charlevoix

Jerry and Dale Kolins
Escondido

David Leichtman and Laura McGinn
New York

Jordan Morgan
Ann Arbor

Caroline Nussbaum
New York

Jay Ptashek and Karen Elizaga
New York

James Read
Stamford

James and Nancy Stanley
Ann Arbor

Christian Vesper
New York

Clayton and Ann Wilhite
Ann Arbor

 

We also acknowledge the service of Charles Hamlen and Eugene Grant, who both served on the National Council and passed away in 2018.