Portland Festival Symphony
Board of Directors
- Read the 2015-2018 PFS Strategic Plan (PDF)
Fred Sautter, President
A lifelong professional musician, Fred Sautter is retired from the Oregon Symphony and continues to perform around the world as a solo musician, most recently in Costa Rica and Portugal. He maintains a home studio where he teaches artists of all ages, including a long list of successful trumpeters. His commitment to the Portland Festival Symphony came about because of friendships but even more because he is experienced in negotiations, organizational techniques, visionary planning and healthy transition approaches. It is the last area that prompted Fred to serve, knowing that the PFS has benefitted by 34 years of excellent leadership by Lajos Balogh; and carrying on this tradition would require advanced understanding of these continuing needs along with a passion and vision for the future. Fred is an author and a gardener, with a strong commitment to the environment. He also has a strong commitment to his 5 children and 7 grandchildren, which keep him very busy!
- Lajos Balogh, Vice-President
PFS Music Director & Founder
Lajos is the Founder, Music Director and Conductor of the Portland Festival Symphony. He was born in Hungary and studied at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, as well as in Munich and Hamburg. Maestro Balogh has been an active member in Oregon’s classical orchestra community. He spent many years as Principal Second Violin with the Oregon Symphony and is a former member of both the Portland Opera Orchestra and the North Coast Chamber Orchestra. He was the founding Music Director and has been the Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony since its inception in 1974. He is also the Conductor of the Marylhurst Symphony Orchestra.
- Ron Ennis, Secretary/Treasurer
President, Pathways Oi Partners
Dr. Ennis has over thirty years' experience as a Career Counselor, Organizational Development Consultant and Entrepreneur. He specializes in senior and executive level coaching and counseling, entrepreneurial start-ups, sales, and organizational and management development. Ron was an Organizational Consultant at Tektronix, Inc.; the Dean of the Oregon Graduate School of Professional Psychology; a Professor and Counselor in the Master’s program in Business at Marylhurst College; and he has successfully initiated and completed four business start-ups. Active in community development, he has assumed leadership roles in many civic organizations focusing on Sustainable Business Practices, Local Business Development, the Arts, Education and the Environment. He has a B.A. in Psychology and History from Stanford University, an M.S. in Human Relations from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Vanderbilt University.
- Victoria Dinu
First Stop Oregon
- Fabian Genovesi
Design Consultant, Neil Kelly Company
Fabian has nearly 30 years’ experience in design and construction, working in both traditional and contemporary styles on mid-sized to multi-million dollar projects . He studied interior design at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles and continued his education at UCLA. Fabian worked as a lead kitchen and bath designer at Euro Concepts and Cooper Pacific Kitchens in the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. He also owned his own Design/Build company, specializing in residential remodeling and was a licensed general contractor in California. After moving to Portland in 2008, he worked as a freelance designer and as a manager and designer for Pearl Woodworks, before joining the Neil Kelly team as a design consultant. His work was featured recently in Portrait of Portland Magazine.
- Carolyn Lindberg
Communications Coordinator, West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District
Carolyn has worked in communications and development for the past 10 years and currently works as Communications Coordinator for West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. She brings an extensive background in media relations and communications. Carolyn spent 25 years as a broadcast journalist, primarily in radio news, and more recently honed her public relations, event planning and development skills as a free-lance communications consultant. Carolyn holds a Broadcast Communications degree from Oregon State University and is completing a degree in Arts & Letters with a minor in music from Portland State University. She has also taught radio writing and reporting at Mt. Hood Community College. She performed a wide variety of tasks for her private P.R. clients from event production, performance bookings, media buying, public relations, development, marketing, publicity and media relations. Carolyn also is a voice talent for commercial and in-house productions.
- Kelley Stember
Director of Partnerships, Care Partners
- PFS Staff:
- Lynn Allmeyer, Development Director
Lynn has spent most of his professional life raising money for a variety of non-profit organizations. He has worked for an alcohol and drug rehab center, an affordable housing organization, a domestic violence shelter and has consulted with over 30 non-profits in the Portland metropolitan area. He has also taught fundraising classes at local community colleges. He holds a Master of Science degree in Community Development from the University of Missouri. He is a past president of the Willamette Valley Development Officers, which is a professional association of fundraising executives and development professionals. Lynn has long had an interest in all types of music and spends his free time reading and laughing with his wife and son.
- Advisory Committee:
- Diane Boly – Boly:Welch
- Barbara Brady
- Worth Caldwell – Pacific Marketing and Publishing
- Everett Carson – Pacific Marketing and Publishing
- Brigid Flanigan – Shamrock Holdings
- Garen Horgen – Viridian Window Restoration
- Arthur Kayser
- Leslie Labbe
- Wayne Landsverk – Miller Nash LLP
- Rebecca Langdon
- Wendy Liebreich
- Mike Lindberg – CML Communications
- Steve Reinisch – Reinisch Mackenzie, P.C.
- Rachael Wiggins – Policy assistant and City Council liaison for Portland Mayor Charlie Hales