Board of Directors 2019-2020

Rev. Tom Snyder, President
Rebecca Owens, Secretary
Betsy Chapman, Treasurer

Eric Abel
Sara Battison
Betsy Chapman
Justina Fabich
Connie Gorrell
Susan Gregg
Jon Haag
Mary Kettering
Stanley (Stan) E. Kopp, Sr.

Tom McNaull
Melanie Miller
Bea North
Rebecca Owens
Lana Potter
Leonard (Len) Salvo
Glen Stewart
Richelle Swineford
Dr. JoAnn (Jody) Ford Watson
Steven (Steve) Willeke

ASO Staff

Harold Weller (R), 1970-1977, Music Director Laureate

Arie Lipsky (L), 1996-2019, Music Director Laureate

Martha Buckner

Executive Director

Martha Buckner began serving as the General Manager of the Ashland Symphony Orchestra in July of 2014 and was named Executive Director in May 2016. Since joining the ASO, Martha has introduced the “wildly” successful Traveling Instrument Petting Zoo, the Change for Music Education fund campaign, and the Podium Endowment in honor of Maestro Arie Lipsky fund campaign.

She served on the ASO Board of Directors from 2012-2014. Prior to joining the staff of the ASO, she served as the Supervisor of Bookmobile and Outreach at the Ashland Public Library. Martha has a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics from The Ohio State University. Martha brings to the ASO her dedication to the organization and her passion for music and outreach. She occasionally participates in the music programs at Christ United Methodist Church, Ashland, and has been a member of the Ashland Musical Club for many years. She is a member and past-president of local chapter FJ of P.E.O., an Ambassador for the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, and was recognized as an Ashland County Woman of Achievement in 2016.

Brian Griffin

Personnel Manager

Seth Morrison

Stage Manager

Aaron Morris

Assistant Stage Manager

Nancy Kopp

House Manager

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