DSO Announces Appointment of Officers to the Board of Directors / Three New Members Join Board

(DUBUQUE) – The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra announces the appointment of the following officers to the Board of Directors for the 2016 – 2017 season:

Marian Furst, President
Music Educator (retired)

Kate Hendel, BVM, President-Elect and Governance Chair
Secretary of the BVM Congregation, Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Jack Wertzberger, Secretary

Joel Gehling, Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair
Director of Finance, Grand River Medical Group

Mantea Schmid, Development Committee Chair and Past President
Community Volunteer

Barb Ehlers, Education Committee Chair
Music Educator (retired), Current DSO musician

Wes Heitzman, Marketing Committee Chair
Retired Marketing Professional

Tom Bolduc, At-Large Member, Executive Committee
Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer, American Trust & Savings Bank

Brian Fox, At-Large Member, Executive Committee
Executive Vice President Operations, Heartland Financial USA

Jacquie Roth, Dubuque Symphony Orchestra League President
Community Volunteer

Other members include: Charles Barland, Matthew Boleyn, Pauline Chilton, Laura Hess, William Intriligator, Deborah Labeau, John Link, Kent Renier, Kelley Schiesl, Donna Walker (DSOL), Mariann Weber and Mark Wahlert.


The DSO is also pleased to welcome 3 new members to the Board of Directors:

Pauline Chilton has a lifelong love of the arts, has studied painting and drawing techniques as well as vocal music. All of her four children are musically talented and play the trumpet, euphonium, flute, clarinet and saxophone. Pauline is a Broker Associate at EXIT Realty Dubuque, helping people buy and sell residential, luxury, and commercial properties. As a full time real estate professional, Pauline has 11 years of experience, is highly knowledgeable, and committed to bringing quality service to her clients. Pauline enjoys spending time with her husband, Brian (also work as a team at EXIT Realty Dubuque) her four awesome teenagers, and being an active volunteer in the Dubuque community.

Kelley Schiesl was born and raised in Dubuque. She holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Northern Iowa and has attended the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado in Boulder.  Her career has been focused on community while serving as the Vice President of Marketing at the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce and at Dubuque Bank and Trust.  She is currently taking a sabbatical in her career to spend time with family.  Kelley has served on the board of directors for Two-by-Two Character Education and Habitat for Humanity as well as marketing committees for Steeple Square, Hillcrest Family Services, Opening Doors, Holy Family Schools and Crescent Community Health Center.  She is the current chairperson of the Resurrection Parish Council.  Kelley and her husband, Bob, have two children that they are pleased to raise in the Dubuque community.

Mariann Kurtz Weber has been working in international development for 25 years and knows firsthand that music and the arts are among the indelible links across language, religious, socio-economic and geographic boundaries.  Since moving to Dubuque with her family in 2008, Mariann continues her work with the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group, which provides needed investment and strategic advice to help private companies in emerging markets around the world.  She holds a Masters in Management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.  Her oldest son is a member of the Dubuque Symphony Youth Philharmonia and her youngest son is studying percussion.


As representatives of the public, Dubuque Symphony Orchestra board members ensure that the organization realizes its mission, fulfills its service to the community, and uses funds responsibly toward these ends. Their responsibilities include strategic planning, governance, policy-setting, financial oversight and fundraising.

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