Long-time board member and orchestra player Steve Machtinger was elected President of the Marin Symphony Association Board of Directors in 2015. Steve has enjoyed dual careers as a securities lawyer and violist, and currently serves as General Counsel at Code Advisors, an investment bank in San Francisco. Steve has played viola in the Marin Symphony since 1982 and has also performed with the San Jose Symphony, Sacramento Symphony and Boston Pops. In recent years, he has been exploring the philosophical implications of the music of Mozart and has given lecture-performances at the Commonwealth Club, Humanities West and the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center in New York. He and his wife Susan live in Tiburon.
Frances L. White
Jim Finkelstein began pursuing his musical interests early in elementary school, playing piano, trumpet and singing in the school chorus. At age 11, he performed at Tanglewood in a youth chorus with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. His love of music extended into his early adult years through his continued interest in instrumental music (trumpet and french horn) in high school and choral music (baritone soloist) in college. He was the recipient of a Lincoln Center Music Award in high school and The Morris Prize for Excellence in Music in college (Trinity College, Hartford, CT). He performed vocally post college with the Pro Arte Chamber Singers and the Troupers Light Opera Company (Stamford, CT).
As a result of this passionate interest in music and the impact that it has had on him throughout his life, Jim first helped the MSO board with strategic planning in 2009 and eventually joined the Board in 2012. He became Vice President of the Board in 2014.
In his business career, Jim is the President and CEO of FutureSense, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in people, organization and strategy. He has specialized in business and people strategy, motivation and reward, executive, employee and sales compensation, and organizational assessment, development, communications and transformation.
He received his MBA in Organization Behavior and Development from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Psychology and Economics from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
Beth Seaman, M.D.
Judith has been a resident of Marin county since 2000 and a member of the Marin Symphony Board since 2011. Her educational and professional background is in the field of finance and wealth management, so it was a natural fit that she has chaired the Investment Committee, Development Committee and Special Events Committee in her time on the Board. Today, she serves as Secretary of the Board.
Judith studied ballet from the age of 4. She developed an early love of music and the arts. She is dedicated to helping keep the arts thriving for future generations of Marin residents.
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Otis Bruce, Jr.
Lynn began a 30 year music teaching career after receiving her music education degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she serves on the School of Music Board of Visitors. Lynn has been active in the Marin arts community as a longtime member of the board of Youth in Arts, member of the Winifred Baker Chorale, Consort Chorale, and Marin Symphony Chorus. She has been an enthusiastic patron of the Marin Symphony for 25 years and is excited to serve on its Board. Lynn and her husband live in Greenbrae.
William (“Will”) Glasgow has served, over the course of his career, as a senior executive in many industries, including financial services, real estate, energy, telecommunications and the law; he has also been active in venture capital and real estate private equity.
He is the retired Chief Restructuring Officer of AIG’s global real estate subsidiary. Prior to that he was a Principal at Scanlan Kemper Bard Companies, a real estate private equity firm, and Managing director of Madrona Venture Group.
Earlier in his career he held a number of senior executive positions at PacifiCorp, then the nation’s largest diversified elecric utility (now owned by Berkshire Hathaway). After PacifiCorp, Will served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BCN Data Systems, a Bechtel international joint venture. At the beginning of his career, Will was a partner at the law firms of Stoel Rives and Perkins Coie (where he was the founding and managing partner of its Portland office).
Will is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Marin Symphony Association where he serves on its Executive and Finance Committees. He has always been active in community and charitable affairs, having founded and served as President of the Oregon Sports Authority; and served on the Boards of Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (as President), the Portland Art Museum, and the Oregon Graduate School of Science and Technology.
Will holds a B.S. degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania (Magna Cum Laude) and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School (Magna Cum Laude).
Steve Goldman is a world-recognized expert and pioneer in computer storage technology including disk caching and RAID. In 1977, Steve Goldman founded Distributed Processing Technology, the first company to develop and manufacture intelligent storage controllers for the computer industry. In the 1980’s, he helped create several computer interface standards for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) including the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI). In 2000, Mr. Goldman retired from the computer industry to pursue philanthropic interests in the arts and sciences.
Mr. Goldman has served as President of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and as Vice President of the Marin Symphony. In addition Mr. Goldman has served on the Board of Trustees for United Arts of Central Florida, the Orlando Museum of Art, the Orlando Festival of Orchestras, and the Orlando Science Center. In 2002 he served as interim CEO for the Orlando Science Center. He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Councils for the University of Central Florida’s College of Arts and Humanities, and the College of Sciences.
Mr. Goldman founded and sponsors the National Young Composers Challenge and is the creator of the charitable non-profit corporation Why U which develops animated video tutorials for math and science education. Steve Goldman studied music composition at Interlochen Center for the Arts, and in 1974 received a BS in Physics from the University of Florida. He is a member of the Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society.
Erica Posner is a musician representative to the Marin Symphony Association Board of Directors and has been a community player and cellist in the Marin Symphony for 40 years. In high school, she was a member of the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra under the direction of Hugo Rinaldi. She loves playing in the orchestra, making music with the friends she has made there and watching young children squirm during the Family Concerts. It is Erica’s musical home which she shares with her husband Larry who has played 2nd clarinet in the Orchestra for 42 years.
Marty Rubino has been a member of the Marin Symphony Board of Directors since 2014. He and his wife, Gayle Peterson, own Big Cat Advertising. Prior to launching Big Cat Marty was President and Publisher of the Marin Independent Journal. Marty is also a current board member of the Marin Convention and Visitors Bureau and North Bay Children’s Center. He is past Chair of the Volunteer Center of Marin and Vice-Chair of Lifehouse. He has also served on the Board for Bread & Roses and Marin Literary Partners. He was Board member of the year for the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce and the IJ was recognized as Large Business of the year during his time at the helm.
Renee Rymer has served on the Marin Symphony Association board for over 20 years. She brings years of banking experience as well as a knowledge of Marin County to the Board. She is a classical music lover, amateur pianist and singer, and she sings in the Marin Symphony Chorus. She holds an MBA from SF State University, an MA from UC Berkeley in German, and a BS from the University of Minnesota. She spent her Junior year abroad at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Renee is a member of ACSO, Association of California Symphony Orchestras.
Alice T. May
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