Newark Symphony Hall Staff

Ms. Taneshia Nash Laird
President & CEO

Ms. Desiree Bronson
Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Mr. Jos El-Amin
Theater Manager

Ms. Crystal Ellis
Housekeeping Supervisor

Ms. April Grier
Communications & Development Associate

Ms. Sharon Higdon
Human Resources Associate

Mr. Reuben Howard
Chief Engineer

Ms. Ebony Hubbard
Booking Manager

Ms. Cisely Martin-Breeden
Arts Education & Community Programs Manager

Mr. Carl Miller

Mr. Alvin Simms

Ms. Joya Williams
Accounting Associate & Payroll Clerk

Newark Symphony Hall
Board of Directors

Mr. Alfred Bundy
Executive Director for Institutional Advancement, Essex County College

Mr. Roosevelt Donat, Esq.
Special Counsel, Murphy Schiller & Wilkes LLP

Mr. Ronald S. Glover
Retired Lieutenant, Newark Police Department

Mr. Travis Reid
Partner and COO, T. Reid Solutions LLC

Dr. Marion Bolden

Immediate Past Chairman
Mr. Robert Provost


Ms. Kelly Brennan, Esq.
Associate, Kelly Brennan, Esq

Mr. Byron V. Clark
Director of Advancement and External Relations, Greater Newark Convention & Visitors Bureau

Mr. C. Lawrence Crump, Esq.
General Counsel & Director of Development, Newark Parking Authority

Ms. Margaret El
Director, Visual and Performing Arts, Newark Board of Education

Ms. Deborah Smith-Gregory
President, Newark Branch NAACP

Mr. Chip Hallock
President & CEO, Newark Regional Business Partnership

Ms. Donyea L. Hoffman
Executive Director, Clinton Hill Community Development Corporation

Mr. Jeremy Johnson
Executive Director, Newark Arts

Dr. John Johnson, Jr.
Assistant Professor of History, Saint Peter’s University

Ms. Tasha Lohman
Senior Vice President, Industrial Bank

Ms. Rose Mosley
Realtor, Option 1 Realty Group

Mr. Jose L. Ocasio
Director, Operational Risk Management, Prudential Insurance

Mr. Gerald Owens
General Organizer, International Longshoremen’s Association (AFL-CIO)

Ms. Ayana Stafford
Producer, Leopard Stripes Productions

Mr. Darrell Terry, Sr.
President & CEO, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Mr. Greg Ward, CPA
R. G. Ward & Company

Mr. Richard Wesley
Associate Professor in Playwriting and Screenwriting, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

Ms. Talia Young
Founder & CEO, The 725 Standard



Hon. Ras J. Baraka
Mayor, City of Newark

Hon. Mildred C. Crump
President, Municipal Council, City of Newark

Mr. Roger León
Superintendent, Newark Board of Education

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