UMS

People

Those who work to bring you UMS performances every year.

Staff

Administration & Finance

Matthew VanBesien
President
734-647-1174
mvanb@umich.edu
Lynette McLaughlin
Executive Assistant to the President
734-647-1172
lynettmc@umich.edu
Patricia Hayes
Financial Manager
734-615-6591
triciah@umich.edu
Jenny Graf Carvo
Tessitura Systems Administrator
734-615-9579
jagraf@umich.edu
John B. Kennard, Jr.
Director of Administration & Finance
734-936-1459
jblk@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
Katherine McBride
Group Sales & Promotions Coordinator
763-3100
kbanks@umich.edu
Anné Renforth
Ticket Services Coordinator
734-647-4010
arenfo@umich.edu
Willie Sullivan
Front-of-House Coordinator
615-9398
thriller@umich.edu
Scott Joy
Front of House Ticket Office Assitant

Development

Margaret “Marnie” Reid
Director of Development
734-647-1178
marnreid@umich.edu
Susan Bozell Craig
Associate Director of Development, Corporate Partnerships and Major Gifts
734-647-1176
sbozell@umich.edu
Rachelle Lesko
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

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
Adam DesJardins
Education & Community Engagement Assistant
734-615-4284
adamdesj@umich.edu

Marketing & Communications

Sara Billmann
Director of Marketing & Communications
734-763-0611
sarabill@umich.edu
Jesse Meria
Video Production Specialist
734-764-6833
jrmeria@umich.edu
Anna Prushinskaya
Senior Manager of Digital Media
734-615-6590
annavp@umich.edu
Mallory Shea
Marketing & Media Relations Coordinator
734-647-4020
mschirr@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
Jean Schneider
Accompanist
Scott VanOrnum
Accompanist

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

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

Rachel Bendit
Christopher Conlin
Monique Deschaine
Tiffany L. Ford
Katherine Goldberg
Richard F. Gutow
Kevin Hegarty
Stephen Henderson
Daniel Herwitz
Ibrahim (Abe) Jarjoura
Timothy Johnson
Barbara A. Kaye
Christina Kim
Timothy G. Lynch
Agnes Moy-Sarns
Knut A. Simonson
Linh Song
Victor J. Strecher
Gail Ferguson Stout
Karen Jones Stutz
Rob VanRenterghem

Ex-officio Members:

Aaron Dworkin, Dean, U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Kevin Hegarty,  Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mark Schlissel, President, U-M
Jeanice Kerr Swift, Superintendent of Ann Arbor Public Schools

Stephen R. Forrest, Past Chair
Bruce Tuchman, National Council Chair
A. Douglas Rothwell, Corporate Council Chair
William Shell, Ambassador Chair

Ambassadors

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

More than 60 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.

William Shell, Chair
Zita Gillis, Vice Chair
Arlene Barnes, Secretary
Wendy K. Zellers, Treasurer
Louise Taylor, Past Chair

Karen Bantel
Astrid Beck
Corry Berkooz
Connie Rizzolo Brown
Melissa Bruzzano
Richard Chang
Mike Dergis
Jon Desenberg
Susan DiStefano
Annemarie Kilburn Dolan
Sharon Peterson Dort
Gloria J. Edwards
Susan Franke
Joan Grissing
Stephanie Hale
Allison Jordan
Joan Kadis
Carol Kaplan
Nancy Karp
Barbara Kay
Kendra Kerr
Freddi Kilburn
Ye Na Kim
Susan Krueger
Russell Larson
Michael Lee
Frank Legacki
Linda Fink Levy
Gloria K. Lewis
Laura Machida
Katie Malicke
Rita Malone
Valerie Roedenbeck Maloof
Daria Massimilla
Patti McCloud
Beth McNally
Terry Meerkov
Judy Moskus
Barbara Mulay
Magda Munteanu
Jayne Nyman
Marjorie Oliver
Betty Palms
Julie Picknell
Martha Pollack
Anne Preston
Katie Przygocki
Jeff Reece
Kathy Rich
Nan Richter
William Shell
Arlene P. Shy
Susan Snyder
Elena Snyder
Pam Tabbaa
Janet Torno
Kirsten Williams
Wendy K. Zellers

National Council

Bruce TuchmanChair
New York

Andrew Bernstein
New York

Kathleen Charla
San Diego

Jacqueline Davis
New York

Marylene Delbourg–Delphis
Menlo Park and Pebble Beach

Sophie Delphis
New York

John Edman
Ann Arbor and Petoskey

Janet Eilber
New York

Barbara G. Fleischman
New York

Maxine Frankel
Bloomfield Hills

Eugene Grant
New York

Charles Hamlen
New York

Katherine Hein
Boston

David Heleniak
New York

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

James Read
Stamford

Herbert Ruben
New York

James and Nancy Stanley
Ann Arbor

Christian Vesper
New York

Clayton and Ann Wilhite
Ann Arbor