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Peter E. Sargent is the Dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts at Webster University and has been a resident lighting designer for The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis since its inception in 1966.  He has also designed lighting for the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, Coconut Grove Theatre, and The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre.  He is on the Board of Directors for the College of Fellows of American Theatre, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Arts and Education Council, Insight Theatre Company,  and is a member of the Advisory Board of Dance St. Louis.  He coordinates the national auditions for the International Thespian Festival and the National Unified Audition Tour. He…
Charlie Robin is a native of St. Louis, and has spent 25 years working in arts management, and loving almost every minute of it. As Executive Director for the Edison at Washington University, he oversees the Edison Theatre on the Danforth campus and performing venues at the 560 Music Center in University City. He also teaches Arts Management for Washington University and serves as Vice President of the Board for the Professional Theatre Council. With an undergraduate degree in Business and Music from Washington University, Charlie is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Arts Management and Leadership at Webster University.
Nicole is the general manager for the regional online non-profit news organization the St. Louis Beacon. After majoring in theatre at Northwestern University, Nicole was drawn to New York City by was of Broadway. Her work as manager of Information Systems and New Media for Cameron Mackintosh (Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera) introduced her to the world of new media marketing. After serving as Vice President of Operations for Pegasus Internet, where she worked with such clients as the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Lincoln Center while growing the staff from nine to 30, Nicole joined the team at BitFlip Interactive Group as an Account Manager and later Executive Producer. A "small firm with big clients," BitFlip developed digital and print communications…
Treasurer: Lorri Rippelmeyer is a Senior Manager in the Tax Services Groups at AMD. She works with small-to-medium-sized businesses to deliver a variety of accounting and tax services necessary to meet their individual business needs. Lorri specializes in the installation and support of automated accounting systems, turnkey outsourcing of bookkeeping, and payroll services and consulting, as well as individual and corporate income tax preparation and planning. Lorri joined AMD in 1988 and was promoted to senior manager in 2008. She holds a BS in Accounting from Webster University, a Masters of Science in Accountancy from SIUE, and is Advanced Certified in QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Missouris Society of Certified Public…
Edward Coffield has been associated with The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, La Jolla Playhouse, The Alley Theatre, The National Theatre of the Deaf, The New Jewish Theatre, Stray Dog Theatre, The Orange Girls, and Insight Theatre Company among others. Edward has worked as a Producer and Artistic Director for The Ozark Actors Theatre, and has directed numerous productions including Driving Miss Daisy, Falsettos, Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, Door to Door, Oklahoma, Big River, Little Shop of Horrors, The Last 5 Years, Collected Stories, and most recently Shirley Valentine, Man of La Mancha, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Edward is on the faculty of the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. He is the Artistic Associate for The…
Greg Johnston has been involved in the business and theatre communities of St Louis for over 20 years. As President of Thumbs-Up Marketing, Greg Johnston has helped hundreds of businesses identify and acquire new customers through purpose built solutions that are customized for each client. Thumbs-Up is a 30 year-old contact center firm with clients that range from fortune 50 companies to start-ups.   In the theatre Greg has worked as an actor, director and producer with dozens of theatre organizations. Mr. Johnston has served on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations including serving as the President of the St. Louis Chapter of EO, the leading peer-to-peer Entrepreneurial Organization in the world.
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