Shannon Reichley, Hitwoman Productions
Shannon produces television projects ranging from documentaries to lifestyle, web and informational programming as owner of Hitwoman Productions. She was Charlotte’s first female news director at WBTV. Then, in life after TV news, has won awards working with clients such as HGTV, PBS, Travel Channel, DIY Network, and the Atlantic Coast Conference. As a longtime theatre and music patron, Shannon has also volunteered on the boards of Hands on Charlotte and Habitat for Humanity Charlotte.
Heather Bard, Maestro Health
Heather is currently a Human Resources Director with Maestro Health. In this role she engages business partners in Human Capital strategy development and the implementation of Performance and Leadership initiatives. Heather is a proud alum of KU where she earned her MBA – go Jayhawks! She’s been an avid patron of theater virtually her entire life and has even been on stage herself a time or two. Heather has lived in Charlotte for 19 years and has been attending ATC shows since week 1! She is thrilled to now be serving on the board.
Rob Swaringen, MyTownhome Realty
Rob was thrilled to be the Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte Board Chair for Season 31 and 32 and is continuing his support by serving a 7th year on the Board. He’s been a patron, star society member and donor for many years and will continue his service assisting in finding a permanent home for the theatre. His entire career has been as a Registered Professional Engineer, Land Developer and Real Estate Broker. Always having had a love for live, professional entertainment, Rob has committed himself to helping the theatre through leadership and volunteerism. He’s lived in Charlotte for the last 35 years, and helped raise two amazing young adults, Will, a Civil Engineer with Bohler Engineering, living in Raleigh, NC; and Laura, a Pineville Elementary School teacher w/ a Masters in Education living in Charlotte, NC.
Margaux Karagosian, Laird Norton Company
Margaux has been a board member with ATC since June 2016 and has been serving as the Treasurer since June 2017. Professionally, Margaux has worked in investment banking at Bank of America and Wells Fargo, and she currently serves as a Director and the Audit Committee Chair of the Laird Norton Company. She is a Certified Public Accountant with a Masters in Accountancy from Wake Forest University. When Margaux is not with her husband enjoying a show at ATC, she can be found on the tennis court, at her kids’ sports games or practices, or working with the PTA at Providence Spring Elementary School.
Chris Anderson, Duke Energy
Chris is a Director of Technology Planning and Business Engagement at Duke Energy. A graduate of Wabash College and the Wake Forrest School of Business, Chris has been involved in technology and business process consulting for the past 10 years and began his career in education, including working as a history teacher at South Meck. Chris recently completed the Arts and Science Council’s Cultural Leadership Training and has served in various corporate giving and volunteering leadership positions during his time in Charlotte.
Matt Brown, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Matt is a native Charlottean who understands the value and importance that a vibrant local arts scene has on a community. In September 2016, Matt joined the Charlotte office of Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management. Matt is married with a daughter and enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and taking advantage of all the fantastic arts and cultural opportunities Charlotte has to offer.
Laviña Chaves, Bank of America
Laviña has been a long-time supporter of the arts, performing in multiple musicals during her grade school years. As an award-winning transformational leader with over a decade of experience influencing through innovation and collaboration, Laviña has worked with multiple companies & non-profits leading innovative change. Professionally, she is a Senior Vice President supporting the Global Change Policy at Bank of America and also serves as the Past President of the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) Charlotte Chapter and Corporate Advisory Board Co-Chair.
Anna Coon, K&L Gates LLP
Anna is a Project Manager with K&L Gates LLP, where she is a member of the Banking and Asset Finance practice group. Her work focuses on representing servicers of commercial mortgage loans throughout the life of the loans. Anna is a proud alum of Davidson College and earned her Master’s degree in Culture, Policy and Management from City University London. As a lifelong lover of the performing arts, first as a dancer and now as a patron, she is thrilled to be working with ATC.
David Crane, Harbour Point Capital
David Crane is a Partner at Harbour Point Capital – a private equity firm. Prior to that David was an Executive at a number of start-up and high growth healthcare service companies – Chairman and CEO of National Surgical Healthcare; Founder, COO and then CEO of MedCath Inc; and COO of MediVision Incorporated. David has adored and been active in live theater first as an extremely mediocre actor and subsequently an avid consumer and patron for 50 years. He has served on the ATC Board for three years. David lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife and three dogs.
Janine D’Andrea, Wells Fargo
Janine’s professional background is in marketing and communications and she currently works in the Wealth and Investment Management division of Wells Fargo. Janine is a long-time theatre enthusiast and has spent many years performing on-stage and working behind the scenes. Although she transitioned to the business world a while ago, Janine has always kept strong ties with the theatre community. Originally from New York, Janine has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre performance from New York University and recently completed her Masters of Arts Administration from Winthrop University. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to merge her business and theatrical careers with a board position at ATC.
Jess Dienna, Ally Bank
Jess spends her days at Ally Bank focusing on Anti-Money Laundering and Enterprise Fraud, Security, and Investigations. Her entire career has focused on understanding the fine print of regulations, governance processes, and working with the business teams to improve their processes. Ms. Dienna has supported the arts community since she was young with a love of community theater that grew as an adult into volunteering with the Arts and Science Council, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation. She is a proud Clemson Tiger who bleeds orange and purple every day.
Melissa Frank, Collins Aerospace
Melissa is a Certified Public Accountant and part of the Controller’s group at Collins Aerospace where she spends her days finding the solutions to complex accounting matters. She is an active supporter of the arts community in Charlotte as a participant in the Arts and Science Council’s Cultural Leadership Program, serving on other cultural boards and being a frequent patron of both the arts and science organizations in the community. Melissa is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University with a Master’s of Accountancy. In her free time, when she is not seeing a show at ATC she can be found hanging out on Lake Norman with her husband and daughter.
Matthew Joseph, GatorMax Advisors, LLC
Matthew is an Executive Coach and Leadership Development Facilitator based in Charlotte, NC. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and spent 17 years as part of the leadership team for McKinsey & Company’s internal Learning and Leadership Development department. He has always enjoyed attending live theatre with his wife, and his love and commitment to supporting local theatre has only increased as all of his teenaged children have inherited the theatre gene, with a love of both performing and theatre tech.
Meg Wood, Attorney
Meg is a lawyer who has worked both as trial litigator and corporate counsel and is currently in banking in Charlotte. She is a graduate of UNC School of Law and holds a BA with a major in drama from UNC-Chapel Hill. In addition to her legal work, she also enjoys teaching and is currently an instructor in the paralegal certification program of Central Piedmont Community College. Prior to and during her legal career, Meg was an actor and a founding member of two Off-Off Broadway companies in New York City, one of which specialized in the classics, with an emphasis on Chekhov, and the other, exclusively performing Shakespeare. In Charlotte, she worked with the Off Tryon Theatre Company, CAST and Chickspeare.
Chris Ziegler, Alston & Bird
Chris is an intellectual property attorney at Alston & Bird LLP and concentrates on patent litigation. Prior to practicing law, Chris was a professional engineer designing electrical power systems in power plants. Chris has supported the arts throughout his life, but it was only after completing the Arts and Science Council’s Cultural Leadership Training program that Chris began involvement on ATC’s Board. Chris has enjoyed being on ATC’s Board since 2016 and continues to be excited about ATC and ATC’s productions.