Our Staff

Contact a member of the staff by department e-mails or send an email to: info@phoenixsymphony.org.

President's Office   president@phoenixsymphony.org
President & CEO   Jim Ward
Executive Vice President and COO   Alison Johnston
Special Assistant to Administration and Development   Elisha Leyva
Symphony Operations   operations@phoenixsymphony.org
General Manager   Jeff Hunsinger
Director of Production   Malia Arguello
Production and Stage Manager Emily Burst
Manager of Artistic Planning   Matthew Feldman
Orchestra Personnel Manager   Damien Shindelman
Head Librarian   Heather Jackson
Assistant Librarian   Chris Skyles
Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager   Karen Bea
Education & Community Engagement   education@phoenixsymphony.org
Director of Education 
& Community Engagement
  Valerie Bontrager
Education Assistant   Ben Baer
Development   development@phoenixsymphony.org
Associate Vice President of Development   Loren Bouchard, CFRE
Director of Major and Planned Gifts   Caitlin Dixon
Development Associate   Taylor Buxbaum 
Marketing & Patron Services   publicrelations@phoenixsymphony.org
Director of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives   Todd Vigil
Marketing Manager   Laurel Cano
Marketing Assistant   Virginia McInnis
Tessitura Application Specialist   Michelle Usadel
Patron Services Manager   Amanda Citrowske
Patron Services Assistant Manager   Ignacia Conchas 
Patron Services Representative   Megan Law
Patron Services Representative   Melissa Malork
Patron Services Representative   Naomi Martinez-Goldstick
Patron Services Representative   Marcel Faustin
Patron Services Representative   Stephanie Balazic
Patron Services Representative   Hannah Raschko
Finance   finance@phoenixsymphony.org 
Director of Finance   Kelly Dwyer
Accounting Manager   Monique Newman
Accounting Assistant   Cynthia Oliver
Human Resources hr@phoenixsymphony.org
Director of Human Resources Rena Cruse, SPHR 
Information Systems tpsis@phoenixsymphony.org
Director of Information Systems  Randall A. Mitchell