SMF People

Board of Directors

Chair: Tim Coy
Chair-Elect & Treasurer: Vicki McElreath
Vice-Chair:
Thomas Reilly
Vice-Chair:
Ron Whitaker
Secretary: Harold Yellin

Melissa Bouchillon
Dr. Jessica Carter
Mary Dugas
Ronald Eidell
John Haslam
Holden Hayes
Bill Jaques
David Johnson
Josh Keller
Ted Kleisner
Jeff Kole
Dr. Ann Levett
B. H. Levy
Dayle Levy
Joe Marinelli (Ex-Officio)
Ruth McMullin
Dave Neises (Immediate Past Chairman)
David Paddison
Larry Pike
Kacey Kennickell Ray
Shelby G. Schavoir
Emily Dickinson Scrivner
Trip Tollison (Ex-Officio)
Vincent West
Gail Wickes

Chairman Emeritus: Bob Faircloth (Ex-Officio)

Savannah Music Festival Staff

Executive & Administration
David Pratt,
Executive Director 

Luella Sanders,
Chief Financial Officer icon-mail

Artistic & Production
Ryan McMaken,
Artistic Director

Philip Dukes,
Thomas V. & Susan G. Reilly Associate Artistic Director

Mike Marshall,
Associate Artistic Director

Marcus Roberts,
Associate Artistic Director

Erin Tatum,
Managing Director  icon-mail

Chris Evans,
Technical Director

Development
Kat Clark,
Development Coordinator  icon-mail

Education & Outreach
Jenny Woodruff,
Director of Education & Community Engagement
Elizabeth Anderson & Charles H. Morris Music Education Chair
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Jessica Messere,
Manager, SMF Jazz Academy icon-mail

Ulysses Owens, Jr.,
Artistic Educator in Residence, SMF Jazz Academy

Erez Dessel,
Music Director Fellow, SMF Jazz Academy

Marketing
Larissa Thut Davidson,
Marketing & Graphic Design Manager  icon-mail

Akinyemi Blackshear,
Marketing & Patron Services Associate icon-mail

Contributing Photographers
Frank Stewart icon-external
Ayano Hisa icon-external
Elizabeth Leitzell icon-external