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2019 Program Book

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  • Eric Swenson, Managing Director & Head of Workforce Management, RSJ Swenson
  • Jenie Dahlmann, Senior Director of Marketing, San Diego Symphony
  • Jacques Spitzer, Chief Creative Officer, Raindrop
  • Priya Iyer, Digital Marketing Consultant, Capacity Interactive
  • Bob Swaney, Founder and CEO, Robert Swaney Consulting
  • Dave Sternberg, Founding Partner, Loring, Sternberg & Associates; BoardSource Senior Governance Consultant; Author of Fearless Fundraising
Composer Diversity in Practice and Programming
  • Rob Deemer, Founder and Director, Composer Diversity Project; Associate Professor and Head of Composition in the School of Music at the State University of New York at Fredonia
Making Waves by Making Your Case for Support
  • Rod Lemaire, Partner and Creative Director and Jennie Winton,Founding Partner, Mission Minded

  • Sunshine Deffner, Operations and Education Director, California Symphony
  • Katie Wyatt, Executive Director, ESUSA
Advocacy: How the Monterey Bay Aquarium Does It
  • Kera Panni, Senior Conservation & Science Outreach Manager, Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Ken Peterson, Senior Communications Strategist, Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Ligia Pena, Head of Planned Giving, Greenpeace
  • Anwar Nasir, Associate Director, Sales & Customer Engagement, Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Alice Sauro, Executive Director, Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera
  • Elizabeth Shribman, Associate Director of Executive Operations, San Francisco Symphony