2017-08-10 / Top News

Palm Beach Opera announces staff promotion, new appointments

PARKER PARKER Natalie Parker has been promoted to the position of individual and planned giving manager of Palm Beach Opera. In addition, the company has appointed three new staff members: Alexandra Richter as individual giving and grants manager, Alyse Landers Keller as special events and corporate relations manager, and Abbey Ward as education and community engagement associate.

In her first season with the opera, Ms. Parker successfully launched initiatives to increase the company’s annual fund support and donor base. She also assisted with company granting requirements. Ms. Parker will now also lead the company’s planned giving initiatives.

Ms. Richter will be responsible for assisting all annual fund efforts, as well as managing all government, foundation and individual granting requirements in her newly created position. Previously, Ms. Richter worked at the American Heart Association in New York City, where she managed the major gifts program. She has a background in classical piano and ballet, and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in public relations and a minor in art history from the University of Florida.

RICHTER RICHTER Mrs. Keller will be responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s special events, as well as securing new corporate sponsorships and underwriting for company events and programming. Mrs. Keller has extensive experience working with managing boards and arranging their high-end meetings and events, both nationally and internationally, most recently with The International Council of Shopping Centers. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in business administration from the University at Albany.

Having recently served as one of Palm Beach Opera’s teaching artists, Mrs. Ward will be responsible for managing the company’s Palm Beach Opera Studio and Story Time Series programs. She will also assist in managing and growing company programs that engage students in grades K-12. She received her master of music degree from Manhattan School of Music, and holds a bachelor of music degree from Wheaton College Conservatory. ¦



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