The Kennedy Center

NSO Administration

  • Gary Ginstling

    Executive Director

  • Louise Niepoetter

    Manager of Finance and Administration


  • Nigel Boon

    Director of Artistic Planning

  • Justin Ellis

    Artistic Administrator

  • Clara Wallace

    Assistant Artistic Administrator

  • Natalie Blundell

    Artistic and Executive Assistant

  • Elizabeth Cusato Schnobrick

    Principal Librarian

  • Susan Stokdyk

    Associate Librarian


  • Jennifer Renner

    Chief Development Officer

  • Becca Kier

    Manager, NSO Individual Giving

  • Stephen Planas

    Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations

  • Ingrid Kloss

    Assistant Manager of Development

  • Rebecca Blader

    Assistant Manager of National Trustees and NSO Circles

  • Anne Venzor

    Assistant Manager, NSO Corporate and Foundation Relations

  • Evangeline Athanasiou

    Assistant, NSO Board

  • Annelisa Crabtree

    NSO Circles and National Trustees Assistant

  • Hannah Avdoulos

    Assistant, Corporate and Foundation Relations

  • Preetcharn Saund

    Assistant, NSO Individual Giving

Education and Community Engagement

  • Jennifer Bowman

    Director of Music Education

  • Emily Heckel

    Manager, NSO Music and Music Education

  • Xavier Boudreaux

    Program Assistant, Music Education


  • Derek A. Johnson

    Marketing Manager

  • Justin Mark

    Marketing Coordinator


  • Genevieve Twomey

    General Manager

  • Daryl Donley

    Production Manager

  • Krysta Cihi

    Production and Operations Manager

  • Amy Grossnickle

    Operations and Outreach Coordinator

  • Kathryn Von Der Heide

    Production Coordinator

Orchestra Personnel

  • James Hewitt

    Personnel Manager

  • Karyn Garvin

    Assistant Personnel Manager

Public Relations

  • Rachelle Roe

    Director of Public Relations, NSO & Classical

  • Iain Higgins

    PR Coordinator, Classical

The National Symphony Orchestra warmly acknowledges the work of the following Kennedy Center areas:

  • Eileen Andrews

    Vice President of Public Relations

  • Ellery Brown

    Senior Vice President of Operations

  • Andrew Cary

    Vice President of Digital

  • Carlos Elias

    Vice President of Facilities

  • Kevin Giglinto

    Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales

  • Maria Kersten

    General Counsel

  • Alfonso Martinez

    Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Leslie Miller

    Senior Vice President of Development

  • Esther Olavarria

    Vice President of Institutional Affairs and Chief of Staff

  • Lynne Pratt

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Mario Rossero

    Senior Vice President of Education

  • Robert van Leer

    Senior Vice President of Artistic Planning

  • Nicole Weaver

    Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Technology

Contact the NSO

  • National Symphony Orchestra
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    2700 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20566
    Phone: 202-416-8100
    Fax: 202-416-8105

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 101510
    Arlington, VA 22210