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Staff

The KSO staff is a collaborative, enthusiastic team focused on our mission to serve our community through outstanding musical listening and learning experiences. Our artistic leadership and executive director are joined by four full-time and two part-time senior staff, three full-time and eight part-time staff members, the musicians, and volunteers as we carry out this mission and make a difference in the community.

KALAMAZOO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The KSO Artistic Team

Julian Kuerti
Julian Kuerti
Music Director
Daniel Brier
Daniel Brier
Resident Conductor
Raymond Harvey
Raymond Harvey
Music Director Emeritus

Executive Office

KSO Senior Leadership

Jessica Mallow Gulley
Jessica Mallow Gulley
Executive Director

Administration

Grants | Foundation & Government Agency Relations | New Initiatives | Office Administration

Suzanne Weeldreyer
Director of Grants & Administration
Garret Ray Jones
Executive Assistant

Operations

Concert Scheduling & Production |  Musician Personnel Management | Music Purchase & Preparation | Stage Management 

Erik Shinn
Director of Operations
Victoria "Tori" Jackson
Assistant Director of Operations & Personnel Manager
Sara Churchill
Librarian
Noelle Myers
Stage Manager

Education & Community Engagement

School Programs | Community Collaborations | Family Events | Sensory-Friendly Programming | Educator Resources 

Elizabeth Youker
Director of Education & Community Engagement
Cindy Cross
Assistant Director of Education
Dave Crider
After-School Program Manager
Brenda Swanson
Education Coordinator

Development

Fundraising | Corporate Sponsorships | Endowment | Planning Giving | Capital Campaigns | Multi-Year Pledges

Christopher Schram
Director of Development
Rachel Cook
Donor Services & Special Events Coordinator

Communications

Box Office | Patron Services | Design | Publications | Marketing | Advertising | Media Relations

Open Role
Director of Marketing & Communications
Nicole Reedy
Director of Creative Design
Hazel Lynn James
Tessitura Power User
Open Role
Marketing, Sales, & Patron Services Coordinator

FINANCE & HR

Financial Planning | Accounting | Budget | Staff Personnel Management

Pamela "Pam" Brenzing
Director of Finance & Human Resources
Terri Hunter
Financial Analyst
Melissa Shufelt
Accountant