Officers and Board

Rena Kraut, President/Chair
Gary Stevens, Treasurer
Bruce Falconer
Rick Heydinger
Elizabeth Lorenz-Meyer

Advisors and Advocates

Osmo Vänskä, Music Director, Minnesota Orchestra
Neeta Helms, owner, Classical Movements, Inc.
Melissa Kraut, Co-head Cello Department, Cleveland Institute of Music/Sitka International Cello Seminar, Founder and Education Director
Mark Gillespie, Creative Director and General Manager, Youth Orchestra of the Americas
Tim Zavadil, clarinetist, Minnesota Orchestra
Fernando Meza, Associate Professor of Percussion, University of Minnesota/Coach, Youth Orchestra of the Americas

Brian Newhouse, Minnesota Public Radio
Bruce Falconer, Senior Editor, The American Scholar
Andrew Goldberg, VP Marketing, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Alberto Monserrate, Co-Founder and CEO, New Publica, LLC

Public Affairs
Michael Maisel, Director of External Affairs, Engage Cuba
Edythe M. Holbrook, VP and Trustee, National Committee on American Foreign Policy/Founder and President of American Russian Youth Orchestra
David Horwich, Principal, Civitas Public Affairs Group

Business Advisors
Joe Arriola, Chairman of Public Health Trust at Jackson Memorial Hospital/former City Manager of Miami
Chris Simpson, CEO, Wenger Corporation
Jorge Giannattasio, Chief of Latin American Operations, Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Collin Laverty, Senior Partner, Havana Strategies/President, Cuba Educational Travel
Lea Johnson, LMJ Solutions
Jennifer Zarth, Principal Consultant, Zarth and Associates Philanthropy

Artistic and Digital Communications
Pamela Hart, Pamela Hart Creative
Joshua Miller, MTKA Design, LLC
Spye Experience