PHOENIX – The Phoenix Symphony Association is proud to announce that David E. Dodge and Ryan B. Opel have joined its Board of Directors.
“The expansion of The Phoenix Symphony’s Board of Directors ensures that the organization will continue to benefit from diverse experience” said C.A. Howlett, Chariman of the Board for The Phoenix Symphony. “We are truly fortunate to welcome such high-caliber individuals to our team.”
David Elgin Dodge, a Taliesin Architect since 1965, is presently an instructor of Architectural Concepts at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. David is also a composer, having completed more than ten symphonies and a number of shorter works, frequently performed by The Phoenix Symphony at private events at his home. He studied music and pipe organ with Denison Fish at Hotchkiss School from 1944-1948 and studied architecture with Frank Lloyd Wright from 1951-1959.
Ryan B. Opel is a shareholder at Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., where he is a member of the firm’s Business Law Department. Prior to relocating to Phoenix from North Carolina, Mr. Opel was consistently recognized as a member of the North Carolina Legal Elite (Young Guns – Best Lawyers Under 40) and North Carolina Super Lawyers (Rising Star). In North Carolina, he served in various leadership capacities on the boards of directors of the Winston-Salem Symphony and Piedmont Opera, for which he received the R. Philip Hanes, Jr. Young Leader Recognition Award from the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.