Board of Directors

San Francisco Opera Association

  • Officers of the Board

    John A. GunnChairman

    George H. Hume, Vice Chairman
    Karl O. Mills, Vice Chairman

    Steven Menzies, Vice Chairman
    Reid W. Dennis, Chairman Emeritus
    Franklin P. Johnson, Jr., Chairman Emeritus

  • Officers of the Association

    Keith B. Geeslin, President
    Matthew ShilvockCEO & Tad and Dianne Taube General Director
    Robert A. Ellis, Vice President

    Lisa Erdberg, Vice President
    William M. Coughran, Jr.Treasurer
    Thomas A. Larsen, Secretary
    Michael Simpson, Chief Financial Officer 

  • Board of Directors

    Susan Anderson-Norby

    Helen Berggruen
    Dawn Yates Black

    Claire Wrenn Bobrow
    Romana Bracco

    Xanadu Bruggers, BRAVO! CLUB President

    Carol Franc Buck
    Jack Calhoun+

    Barbara Bruser Clark, Merola Opera Program President
    Valerie Crane Dorfman

    William M. Coughran, Jr.+

    Arif Damji

    Jayne C. Davis
    Ira Dearing
    Jerome L. Dodson
    Carol Pucci Doll+

    Dixon R. Doll
    Robert A. Ellis+
    Lisa Erdberg+
    Peter Fenton
    Sally Fenton
    Margarita Gandia
    Keith B. Geeslin+

    Susan Graham Johnston
    Louise Gund+
    John A. Gunn+
    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

    Cynthia S. Livermore

    Richard C. Livermore

    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+
    Masashi Oka
    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
    Dianne Marie Taube
    Mrs. David T. (Joan) Traitel
    Soo Venkatesan

    Barbara Moller Ward
    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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