Board of Directors 2021-2022

Michael Hupfer, President
Stanley E. Kopp, Sr., Vice President
Rebecca Owens, Secretary
Betsy Chapman, Treasurer

Rev. Eric Abel
Allan Andersen
Lisa Blackley
Justina Fabich
Connie Gorrell
Susan Gregg
Kelly Knowlton
Marty Kral
Jessica Kremser

Ron Marenchin
Melanie Miller
Bea North
Jacob Slade
Rev. Tom Snyder
Glen Stewart
Steve Willeke
David Wolbert

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

Luke Warkall

Assistant Stage Manager

Mary Kettering

Office Assistant

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