Advisory Board & Administration


Administrative Staff 

Carol Commerford
Director, CMS
Melissa Peterson
Community Relations Coordinator

Linda Chickos
Registration Coordinator
Katie Myler
Ensembles Coordinator, Young Composers Competition Coordinator 
Rebecca Drury
Strauss Center Branch Coordinator
Leigh Anne Huckaby
Building Representative
Jennifer Puleo
Department Associate
Evelyn Williams
Webster Groves Receptionist
Peter E. Sargent
Dean, Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Art
Shirley A. Bartzen
Director Emeritus, CMS

Community Music School Advisory Board

Linda Lee, Chair
Pamela Brown
Barbara Doyle
Arden Fisher
James A. Krekeler 
Harry Moppins
Mary Riew
Stephen D. Smith
Marc Thayer
Anne von der Heydt

Webster University Board of Trustees

Officers of the University

Amelia J. Bond
Vice Chair of the Board
President and Chief Executive Officer
Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation

Greg Gunderson
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Webster University

Julian Schuster, Ph.D.
Provost and Senior Vice President,
Chief Operating Officer
Webster University

Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble
Webster University

Steven O. Swyers
Chair of the Board
Partner, Ret.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Jeanelle Wiley
University Secretary
Webster University

Current Trustees of the Board

Sheila Baxter
Brigadier General, Ret.
Western Regional Medical Command 

James (Lynn) Britton
President and CEO
Mercy Health System

Dale Cammon
Chairman & Co-Chief Executive
Bryant Group, Inc.

Robert M. Cox, Jr.
Sr. Vice President in Administration, Ret.
Emerson Electric Co.

Clark S. Davis
HOK Group, Inc.

Michael DeHaven
Sr. VP & General Counsel
BJC HealthCare 

Alison N. Ferring
Civic Leader 

Steven L. Finerty
Argent Capital Management 

Marilyn Fox
Civic Leader

John (Jack) Galmiche III  
President and CEO
Nine Network of Public Media

Edward L. Glotzbach
Vice Chairman
Information Services Group, Inc.

Tracy E. Hart
Tarlton Corporation

Laura Herring
Founder and Chairwoman
The Impact Group

Peter Wyse Jackson
Missouri Botanical Garden

Carmen Jacob
NextGen Information Services, Inc.

Kristin M. Johnson
Edward Jones

Christopher McGee
Curriculum Coordinator, Science & Social Studies, K-8
Webster Groves School District

Lee J. Metcalf
Rear Admiral, Ret.
United States Navy

Michael Neidorff
Chairman and CEO
Centene Corporation

Gregory L. Nelson
Sr. Vice President, Gen. Counsel, and Secretary
Ameren Corporation

Brenda Newberry
Nesher, LLC
Founder & Chair, Ret.
The Newberry Group, Inc.

Jane Robert
Renaissance Francaise-USA

John (Jack) Schreiber
President and COO
Commerce Bank of St. Louis

William W. Snyder
Executive VP & CFO
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

David Steward
World Wide Technology, Inc.

Anthony (Tony) Thompson
Chairman & CEO
Kwame Building Group, Inc.

Eugene (Gene) Toombs
Chairman Emeritus
MiTek Industries, Inc.

Markus Trice
Co-founder and Managing Partner
Compass Equity Advisors

James D. Weddle
Managing Partner
Edward Jones

Patricia D. Whitaker

Lynn Wittels
President & CEO
St. Louis Jewish Community Center

Scott E. Wuesthoff
USAF, Ret.
Director, Domestic and International 
F-15 Programs
The Boeing Company

Douglas H. Yaeger
Chairman, President & CEO, Ret.
The Laclede Group Inc.

Michael Zambrana
Owner, President, CEO
Pangea Group

Life Trustees

Ambassador George H. Walker, III
Chairman Emeritus
Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc

Emerita Member

Jane B. Hart

Honorary Trustees

Robert Q. Costas

Frank Jacobs