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

Programming & Production Department

Cory Baker
Vice President of Programming and Production
Phone 512.457.5107
Paul Beutel
Senior Programming Manager
Phone 512.457.5106
Karen Jantsch
Programming Manager
Phone 512.457.5120
Jim Larkin
Director of Production
Phone 512.457.5130
Blake Addyson
Production Supervisor
Phone 512.457.5128
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
Seth Sather
Development Director
Phone 512.457.5117
Jessica Niemiec
Development Manager, Donor Relations
Phone 512.457.5111
Rebecca Lugo
Development Manager, Donor Special Events
Phone 512.457.5111

Education and Outreach

Ginger Morris
Director of Education and Outreach
Phone 512.457.5159
All stage employees of the Long Center for the Performing Arts are represented by IATSE Local #205

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
Director, Marketing & Communications
Phone 512.457.5115 
Brandon Strange
Senior Creative Marketing 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 Manager
Phone 512.457.5119

Building Services

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 

Guest Services

Ken Shepardson
Manager, Guest Services
Phone 512.457.5171

Finance & Administration Department

Dwayne Cooper
Vice President, Finance and Administration
Phone 512.457.5104
Kiran Dix
Accounting Manager
Phone 512.457.5118
Cindy Weeks
Director of Accounting
Phone 512.456.5112

2015-2016 Board of Trustees

Patsy Woods Martin, Austin Campaign for Philanthropy

Vice Chair
Tom Sellers, Conoco Phillips

Toya Cirica Bell, Esq., Health & Human Services Commission*

Honorary Board Members
Joe R. Long, Chair Emeritus
Jane Sibley, Honorary Trustee
Jare Smith, Honorary Trustee


Liz Arreaga, Mercury Mambo*
Ernest Auerbach, Austin Lyric Opera
A.J. Bingham, Strategic Partnerships, Inc.
Edna Ramon Butts, AISD
Olga Campos, Milton Verret
Eric Copper, Keller Williams
Jo Anne Christian, Austin Opera
Mark Curry, Wells Fargo Bank
Doug Dempster, University of Texas at Austin
Paul Diehl
Cliff Ernst, Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody
Veronica Fernandez, American Express*
Raquel Garcia, LatinWorks
Craig Hester, Luther King Capital Mgt.
Barry Kahn, Qcue
Paul Kim, ATX Environmental Solutions
Alex Ladage, Ballet Austin
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
Douglas Plummer, Midtown Ishmael Law Firm
Erica Saenz, University of Texas at Austin
Darden Smith*
Jim Taylor, Hawkeye Partners, LP
Kathy Taylor
Oscar Torres
Jeff Trigger, La Corsha Hospitality Group
Leslie Ward, AT&T Texas
Sharon Watkins, Chez Zee American Bistro*
Marvin Womack, Austin Symphony Orchestra
Lynn Yeldell, L Style G Style Magazine*

*City of Austin Appointee