Board of Directors

Leading citizens from communities in the Cedar Valley serve on the wcfsymphony Board of Directors.

Mr. Cressy Whalen was the first president of the original Waterloo Symphony Orchestra Association, which through the decades has been the governing body guiding the organization’s functions. Over 90 years of name and venue changes a total of forty-nine different individuals have served as President of the orchestra, sixteen serving for more than one term of office. Following Mr. Whalen were Robert Parrott, Dr. Edward Rohlf, Dr. R.J. Carroll, Guy French, Ben F. Butler, Rev. David Jones, Dr. Frank Shaw, W.P. Hogan, Homer Asquith, Horace Van Metre, Dr. H.L. Sisson, Charles Swisher, Warren Mead, Sefton Abbott, Roger Tillapaugh, Richard Baker, Edward McCoy, Dr. Philip Hastings, Jay Levi, Robert Noonan, Henry Cutler, Dr. James Hutcheon, Victor Kennedy, George Day, Kathy Frerichs, Parke Behn, James Martin, James Potter, Bill Jenner, David Evans, Jean Ann Stoaks, Ed Wilson, Ken Wernimont, Marge Brom, David H. Buck, George Cemore, Jeri Jenner Karr, Joni Hollen, Wes Heitzman, David R. Mason, Mark Baldwin, Mary Kabel, Kathleen Wernimont, Richard Congdon, C. Kevin McCrindle, Russell Curtis, Steve Schmitt, Mike McCrary, David Braton, Dee Vandeventer, Joanne Lane and current president Edward J. Gallagher III. The current board of directors is show below:

  • Edward J. Gallagher III, President - Retired Attorney
  • Lee Nicholas, Retired UNI Accounting Professor - CPA
  • Martha Kroese, Secretary - Retired Educator
  • Brad Jensen, President-Elect - Retired Educator
  • Joanne Lane, Immediate Past President - Retired
  • Dr. John Berry - Tri County Head Start
  • Stephanie Clohesy - Clohesy Consulting
  • Kate Dunning - Talk To Me Technologies
  • Jennifer Edgington - Waterloo Schools
  • Dr. Angeleita Floyd - Retired UNI Professor
  • Robin Frost - Amperage Marketing
  • Stephen Gaies - Retired UNI Professor
  • Chris Hoffman - Pathways, Inc.
  • James Kenyon - Retired Veterinarian/Author
  • Erin Lyons - Lincoln Savings Bank
  • J'Kalein Madison - Family & Children's Council of Black Hawk County
  • Cheryl Nook - University of Northern Iowa
  • Alexander Pershounin - University of Northern Iowa School of Music
  • Scott Peters - UNI Faculty/Department Head
  • Felicia Smith-Nalls - City of Waterloo
  • Renee Veenstra - Musician
  • Virginia Wilber - Attorney
  • William Witt - Photographer

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