Board of Directors

San Francisco Opera Association

  • Officers

    John A. GunnChairman of the Board
    Steven Menzies, Vice Chairman of the Board

  • Keith B. Geeslin, President
    Matthew ShilvockCEO & Tad and Dianne Taube General Director
    Robert A. Ellis, Vice President
    Lisa Erdberg, Vice President
    Dr. William M. Coughran, Jr.Treasurer
    Karin J. Kubin, Secretary
    Michael Simpson, Chief Financial Officer 

    Reid W. Dennis, Chairman Emeritus
    Franklin "Pitch" Johnson, Jr., Chairman Emeritus

  • Board of Directors

    Susan Anderson-Norby
    Helen Berggruen
    Claire Wrenn Bobrow
    Romana Bracco
    Xanadu Bruggers, BRAVO! CLUB President
    Carol Franc Buck
    Jack Calhoun+
    Barbara Bruser Clark, Merola Opera Program President
    Naniette Helene Coleman
    William M. Coughran, Jr.+
    Arif Damji
    Jayne C. Davis
    Ira Dearing+
    Jerome L. Dodson
    Carol Pucci Doll+
    Dixon Doll
    Valerie Crane Dorfman+
    Robert A. Ellis+
    Lisa Erdberg+
    Peter Fenton
    Sarah Fenton
    Anna Fieler
    Margarita Gandia
    Keith B. Geeslin+
    Susan Graham Johnston
    Louise Gund+
    John A. Gunn+
    Gretchen Wolfe Hansen
    Jane M. Hartley
    I. Craig Henderson, M.D.
    John Hendrickson
    Doreen Woo Ho
    Charles Edward Hudson, III
    Sylvia Hughes
    George H. Hume+
    J. Burgess Jamieson
    Franklin P. Johnson, Jr.+
    Timothy F. Kahn+
    Lawrence A. Kern
    Mark R. Kroll
    Karen J. Kubin+
    Thomas A. Larsen
    Sylvia R. Lindsey
    Mrs. Cynthia Snorf Livermore
    Hon. Richard C. Livermore
    Susan Marineau
    J. Patterson McBaine
    Patrick McCabe
    Anne G. McWilliams
    Teresa Medearis
    Steven Menzies+
    Helen Meyer+
    Karl O. Mills+
    Justin Moore
    Maryam Muduroglu, Guild President
    Nancy S. Mueller
    Janet Napolitano
    Ben Nelson
    J. Boyce Nute+
    Bernard Osher+
    Jason Phillips
    Anne Brandeis Popkin
    Mary A. Powell
    Randall Reynoso
    Richard J. Rigg, Ph.D.
    C.P. Russell
    Bill Russell-Shapiro+
    Jack Schafer
    Matthew Shilvock+
    Ruth A. Short
    Mrs. George P. (Charlotte) Shultz
    William R. Stensrud
    Mrs. Dianne Marie Taube+
    Soo Venkatesan
    Ms. Barbara Moller Ward
    Mrs. Diane B. Wilsey+
    Barbara A. Wolfe
    Melinda Yee Franklin
    S. Shariq Yosufzai+

     

    + Executive Committee Member

  • Chairman's Council

    Reid W. Dennis
    Franklin P. Johnson, Jr., Chairman
    Bernard Osher

  • Presidents

    1923-1924 Timothy Healy
    1924-1931 Robert I. Bentley
    1932-1936 Wallace M. Alexander
    1937-1944 Robert Watt Miller
    1945-1951 Kenneth Monteagle
    1952-1968 Robert Watt Miller
    1969-1970 Prentis Cobb Hale
    1971-1973 William H. Orrick, Jr.
    1974-1984 Walter M. Baird
    1985-1990 Tully M. Friedman
    1990-1993 Thomas Tilton
    1993-1995 David M. Chamberlain
    1995-2002 William W. Godward
    2002-2006 Karl O. Mills
    2006-2013 George H. Hume
    2013-          Keith B. Geeslin

  • Chairmen of the Board

    1969-1971 Robert Watt Miller
    1971-1982 R. Gwin Follis
    1983-1984 Richard K. Miller
    1985-1999 Reid W. Dennis
    1999-2008 Franklin P. Johnson, Jr.
    2008-         John A. Gunn

  • San Francisco Opera General Directors

     

    Gaetano Merola
    Founder and General Director, 1923-1953

     

    Kurt Herbert Adler
    Artistic Director, 1953-1957
    General Director, 1957-1981; General Director Emeritus, 1982-1988

     

    Terence A. McEwen
    General Director, 1982-1988; General Director Emeritus, 1988-1998

     

    Lotfi Mansouri
    General Director, 1988-2001

     

    Pamela Rosenberg
    General Director, 2001-2005

     

    David Gockley
    General Director, 2006-2016; General Director Emeritus, 2016-

     

    Matthew Shilvock
    General Director, 2016-

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