BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Michael K. Egan is a retired senior captain from the ExxonMobil Corporation aviation department. He was employed by ExxonMobil for 26 years; 23 of those years had been with Mobil Corporation prior to the corporate merger. He has been involved in aviation for over 42 years.
He possesses a wide variety of cross-cultural experiences having lived in American Samoa (one yr.), The Kingdom of Tonga (one yr.), Republic of Singapore (3 yrs.), Republic of Indonesia (4 yrs.), and the Federal Republic of Nigeria (8 yrs.). His last position prior to retiring in January 2003 was as an international senior captain flying the Gulfstream IV.
Mr. Egan resides in Potomac Falls, Virginia with his wife, Vicki.They have a 44 year-old son, Michael K. Egan II. The Egan’s run a small private foundation called “The Egan Family Charitable Gift Fund.” Mr. Egan operates a part-time international aviation consultancy business working for select clients. His interests include international travel, music, golf, museums, and the study of African masks.
Mr. Egan is the immediate past president of the Loudoun Symphony Board of Directors.
Melvin Greer is Chief Data Scientist, Americas, Intel Corporation. He is responsible for building Intel’s data science platform through artificial intelligence and machine learning. Mr. Greer is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and U.S. National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine. He is Professor, Master of Science in Data Science program at Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Adjunct Faculty, Advanced Academic Program at Johns Hopkins University,
Mr. Greer is Founder and Managing Director of the Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation where he leads science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematical (STEAM) research initiatives. His non-profit works to shape a more diverse generation of up-and-coming technical talent. As a scientist and musician, Melvin understands the connection between STEAM and music, and brings this acumen to the LSO Board.
Mr. Greer and his wife of 20 years have two school aged boys who both play music.
Sandy Kane is a past president of the Loudoun Symphony Board of Directors and has been an active member of the board since her induction in July, 2008. Her love of music has encouraged her to help share the knowledge of the wonderful music performed by the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra to our extended community by assisting with the arrangements of regularly scheduled annual events, holiday programs, galas, the American Celebration: 1812 Bicentennial, and providing information to our residents about future events.
In addition, Sandy has been involved in numerous activities in various volunteer capacities since moving to the Town of Leesburg in May 1997. Recent projects include serving as a Leesburg commissioner on the Environmental Advisory Commission and the Economic Development Commission, Vice President of the Standing Residential Traffic Committee, President of the Leesburg Police Department’s Citizens’ Support Team, President of the LPD Crime Line, member of the Arts and Cultural District Committee, and as a director on the Board of Leesburg Dogs.
Michelle is a corporate banker at PNC. She has over 20 years of experience in investment and commercial banking including several years on Wall St. Michelle's love of the arts began at the young age of three when she began both ballet and violin.
At the age of 10, she began studying piano and also won several national titles in pointe. Michelle has continued to pursue her passion of both music and dance throughout the years, playing in several orchestras, playing for or performing in musicals and theatre shows, singing for her church, and also instructing, performing and competing in dance.
She has three school-aged boys who all play music. Michelle graduated with honors from Wellesley College with a BA in Economics and a minor in Studio Art.
Ara Bagdasarian, Chairman
Don O’Brien, Teresa Yancey Crane, Elizabeth Ellers, Shye Gilad, Jackie Gosses, Eugene Gulland, Tom Jewell, Hon. Joe and Bobby May, William May, Hon. Robert Sevila, and Thomas and Priscilla Toth.
Pink was a parent volunteer for the Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra (LSYO) program before she was appointed the general manager of LSYO in 2016. For almost ten years, she has been involved in the Odyssey of the Mind program as a team coach for nine years as well as coordinator of the Odyssey of the Mind programs for Heritage High School, Harper Park Middle School, Academies of Loudoun and John Tolbert Elementary School. In addition, she has served as a translator for Mandarin and Cantonese families at an area elementary school. She is a librarian for Loudoun County Public Library.
Anne Nouri, President
Anne is an auctioneer and real estate consultant as well as a mother to two active teenagers with a passion for the arts. Anne enjoys serving the community by providing her expertise to help nonprofits with their fundraising goals and community involvement.
Anne studied neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh and continued studying at Harvard University while managing a successful business in Boston.
For over a decade Anne and her sister were regularly invited and featured on Television Networks Worldwide, NBC, HSN, Rodgers Network (Canada), TVSN (Australia) and Ideal World (England) for their successful home décor brand, which generated sales of more than $100 million dollars worldwide.
Over the years Anne has watched her children’s passion and dedication towards playing the violin, piano and saxophone grow and help mold them into the young adults they are today.
Anne joined the Loudoun Symphony Association board as she believes that Music is nourishment for the mind and the soul and that Loudoun Symphony provides a unique collaboration of talent and training to the community for the continued sharing of the Arts.
Matt Banner, Vice President
An electrical engineer since his days at Northwestern University, Matt Banner spent 11 years working in England where he met his wife, Jane, and acquired two children. The girls started piano at 4, moving quickly to violin and bassoon, and the family soon became involved in local musical events, volunteering with the LSO not long after moving to Leesburg.
After his daughter, Felicity, joined the Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra, Matt took on the role of parent liaison between the LSYO and the Loudoun Symphony board, and was then invited to become a member of the board.
As vice president of the Loudoun Symphony this year, he is taking the organization to a more efficient level of technology and communication, and integration into social media.
Sheryl Rader, Treasurer
Sheryl Rader is the Accounting and Audit Manager for Updegrove, McDaniel, McMullen & Chiccehitto, PLC, a full-service public accounting firm in Leesburg. She joined the firm in 2004 and became Audit and Accounting Manager in 2012.
Her public accounting career has focused largely on audit and financial reporting needs of businesses, nonprofit and religious organizations, as well as employee benefit plans. She also oversees the firms Client Support Services department which provides consulting on internal control systems, bookkeeping and payroll services, QuickBooks support, general business analysis, and accounting procedures and systems support.
She holds the AICPA Not-for-Profit Certificate providing additional expertise specific to nonprofit accounting and financial reporting, tax compliance, and governance.
Sheryl graduated with honors from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where she earned a B.S. degree in Accounting. She is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and serves in various volunteer leadership positions with local business, nonprofit and religious organizations.