Meet the administrative staff of the Des Moines Symphony & Academy.

Des Moines Symphony Board

The Des Moines Symphony Association, governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees and a Foundation Board of Directors, supports the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra and the Des Moines Symphony Academy.


  • Douglas B. Dorner, M.D. President
  • Angela R. Sanders Immediate Past President
  • Barbara Beatty, M.D. Vice President / President-Elect
  • Rebecca L. Young Secretary
  • Lynne Flater Treasurer
  • Russell J. Bitterman
  • David Brick
  • Lizzy Neugent Dixon
  • Richard L. Early Ex Officio
  • Mary Edrington
  • Joseph Giunta Ex Officio
  • Kathryn Greenfield
  • Kate Hightshoe
  • Mary Honeyman-Speichinger
  • Yulia Johnson, D.O.
  • Kayleigh Koester
  • Ron Maahs
  • Alan Magruder, Ph.D.
  • Barbara G. Miles
  • Bryan Myers
  • Stacy Polydoran
  • Daniel C. Royer
  • Kuuku Saah
  • David Sagula
  • Emily Stork
  • Laurie Wolf, Ph.D.
  • Robert H. Wootten


  • John Ruan, IV President
  • Dr. Stephen C. Smith Immediate Past President
  • Amy Beattie Vice President / President-Elect
  • Renée Davenport Secretary, Ex Officio
  • Brad Smerage Treasurer
  • Douglas B. Dorner, M.D. Ex Officio
  • Trudy Holman Hurd
  • Eugene T. Meyer
  • Angela R. Sanders
  • Rebecca D. Shaw, M.D.
  • Ashlee Vieregger, J.D., CFP
  • Stacey Horst