Staff & Trustees

The staff of the Long Center is made up of unique individuals from all across North America. Each staff member plays a key role in making the Long Center the world class performance venue that Austin deserves. Please, take a moment to meet our staff.

Executive Office

Jamie Grant
President & CEO
Phone 512.457.5103
Lacy Roesler
Executive Assistant to the President
Phone 512.457.5113


Paul Beutel
Senior Programming Manager
Phone 512.457.5106
Karen Jantsch
Programming Manager
Phone 512.457.5120
Angie Horejsi
Events Manager
Phone 512.457.5123
Steve Birmingham
Programming and Communications Administrator
Phone 512.457.5125

Development Department

Brett Barnes
Vice President of Development
Phone 512.457.5154
Lyn Chasteen
Chief Revenue Officer
Phone 512.457.5168
Collin Acock
Director of Development
Phone 512.457.5117
Jessica Niemiec
Development Manager, Donor Relations
Phone 512.457.5111
Nicol Ireland
Development Manager, Annual Giving
Phone: 512.457.5147

Sales & Marketing Department

Tony Jilek
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Phone 512.457.5105
Tiffany Neece
Director of Sales
Phone 512.457.5160
Eric Cardona
Box Office Manager
Phone 512.457.5161
Heath Riddles
Public Relations & Social Media Marketing Manager
Phone 512.457.5115 
Brandon Strange
Digital Manager
Phone 512.457.5116 
Susan Griffin
Marketing Administrative Manager
Phone 512.457.5129
Rebecca Liendo
Group Sales Manager
Phone 512.457.5150
Wendi Reichstein
Marketing Coordinator
Phone 512.457.5119
All stage employees of the Long Center for the Performing Arts are represented by IATSE Local #205

Production & Building Services

Ashley G. Biggerstaff
Vice President, Corporate Resources
Phone 512.457.5107
Jim Larkin
Director of Production
Phone 512.457.5130
Blake Addyson
Production Supervisor
Phone 512.457.5128
José Delgado
Director of Building Services
Phone 512.457.5192
Orlando Martinez
Building Engineer
Phone 512.457.5145
Jay Gossett
Building Services Manager
Phone 512.457.5189 

Finance & Administration Department

Dwayne Cooper
Vice President, Finance and Administration
Phone 512.457.5104
Kiran Dix
Accounting Manager
Phone 512.457.5118

Guest Services

Ken Shepardson
Manager, Guest Services
Phone 512.457.5171

2014-2015 Board of Trustees


Patsy Woods Martin, Austin Campaign for Philanthropy

Vice Chair

Tom Sellers, Conoco Phillips (Representative of Austin Symphony Orchestra)


Toya Cirica Bell, Esq.*

Honorary Trustees

Chairman Emeritus Joe R. Long
Jane Sibley


Liz Arreaga, Mercury Mambo*
Ernest Auerbach (Representative of Austin Lyric Opera)
Edna Ramon Butts, Trustee & Governance Committee, AISD
Jo Anne Christian
Eric Copper, Keller Williams
Mark Curry, Wells Fargo Bank
Doug Dempster, University of Texas at Austin
Paul Diehl
Cliff Ernst, Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody
Veronica Fernandez, American Express*
Karen Frost, Frost Media Relations
Raquel Garcia, LatinWorks Marketing
Craig Hester, Luther King Capital Management
Barry Kahn, Qcue
Paul Kim, ATX Environmental Solutions
Salvador Lara, Golfsmith International
Cindy Matula, JP Morgan Chase Bank
Buck McKinney, Buck McKinney Law*
Joanne Midwikis, Midwikis & Granger
Mary Scott Nabers, Strategic Partnerships, Inc.
Monica Peraza, MexNet Alliance & Hispanic Alliance for the Arts*
Aaron Percy, Blackbaud, Inc.
Douglas Plummer, Midtown Ishmael Law Firm, P.C.
Erica Saenz, University of Texas at Austin
Marc Seriff
Darden Smith*
Jare Smith (Representative of Ballet Austin)
Kevin Smothers, Pulse
Jim Taylor, Hawkeye Partners, LP
Kathy Taylor
The Honorable Bruce Todd, Bruce Todd Public Affairs
Jeff Trigger, La Corsha Hospitality Group
Leslie Ward, AT&T Texas
Sharon Watkins, Chez Zee American Bistro*
Alex Winkelman, Citizen Generation
Marvin Womack, Austin Symphony Orchestra
Lynn Yeldell, L Style G Style*

*City of Austin Appointee