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Administrative Staff

To contact a member of the staff, please send your message to asoinfo@atlantasymphony.org.


Jennifer Barlament, Executive Director
Alvinetta Cooksey, Executive and Finance Assistant
Chelsea Sharpe, Project Assistant


Robert Spano, Music Director
Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor
Jerry Hou, Associate Conductor & Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director
Carol Wyatt, Executive Assistant to the Music Director & Principal Guest Conductor
Christopher McLaughlin, Senior Manager of Integrated Artistic Planning & Community Engagement
Norman Mackenzie, Director of Choruses
Jeffrey Baxter, Choral Administrator
Bob Scarr, Archivist & Research Coordinator

Education and Community Engagement

Ryan Walks, Talent Development Program Manager


Sameed Afghani, Vice President and General Manager
Paul Barrett, Senior Production Stage Manager
Tyler Benware, Orchestra Operations Manager
Victoria Moore, Director of Orchestra Personnel
Hsing-I Ho, Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager
Rebecca Beavers, Interim Principal Librarian
Holly Matthews, Assistant Principal Librarian
Hannah Davis, Assistant Librarian

Marketing and Communications

Tammy Hawk, Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Natacha McLeod, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
Adam Fenton, Director of Multimedia Technology
Lisa Eng, Multimedia Creative Manager
KC Commander, Content Manager
Will Strawn, Marketing Manager
Elizabeth Daniell, Communications Manager
Caitlin Hutchinson, Marketing Coordinator
Delle Beganie, Content Coordinator

Sales and Revenue Management

Russell Wheeler, Vice President, Sales and Revenue Management
Jesse Pace, Manager of Patron Experience and Season Tickets
Erin Jones, Sales Manager
Jack McCabe, Teleservices Manager
Robin Smith, Patron Services and Season Ticket Associate
Dennis Quinlan, Data Analyst
Megan Brook, Front of House Manager
Ronald MacDuff, Front of House and Guest Services Supervisor

Atlanta Symphony Hall LIVE

Nicole Panunti, Vice President, Atlanta Symphony Hall LIVE
Christine Lawrence, Associate Director of Guest Services
Joanne Lerner, Atlanta Symphony Hall Event Manager
Michael Tamucci, Event Coordinator

Finance and Administration

Susan Ambo, CFO and VP Business Operations, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Kimberly Hielsberg, Senior Director of Financial Planning & Analysis
April Satterfield, Controller


Grace Sipusic, Vice President of Development
Taylor Hill, Director of Major Gifts
William Keene, Associate Director of Annual Giving
James Paulk, Annual Giving Officer
Nancy Field, Manager of Grants & Communications
Dana Parness, Individual Giving Coordinator
Erika Burley, Development Stewardship Coordinator
Sarah Wilson, Development Operations Associate