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
Housekeeper

Mr. Alvin Simms
Engineer

Ms. Joya Williams
Accounting Associate & Payroll Clerk


Newark Symphony Hall
Board of Directors

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

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

Vice-Chairperson
Mr. Ronald S. Glover
Retired Lieutenant, Newark Police Department

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

Secretary
Dr. Marion Bolden
Educator

Immediate Past Chairman
Mr. Robert Provost

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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

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Ex-Officio

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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