Staff

Administration

Jeff Chelesvig
President & CEO
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Laura Sweet
Vice President & COO
515-246-2306
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Heidi Watkins
Finance Director/Controller
515-246-2317
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Bill McElrath
Business Director
515-246-2303
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Barbara Hanson
Accountant
515-246-2307
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Chris Browning
Office Manager
515-246-2319
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Julie Houghton
Executive Assistant
515-246-2302
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Marketing

Barb Preuss
Director of Marketing
515-246-2361
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Cindy Hughes Anliker
Communications Manager
515-246-2368
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Matt Spangler
Marketing Manager
515-246-2366
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Summer Evans
Marketing Manager
515-246-2364
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Greg Votava
Digital Marketing Manager
515-246-2363
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Natalie Williams
Marketing Intern
515-246-2346
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Programming and Education

Eric B. Olmscheid
Director of Programming and Education
515-246-2357
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Karoline Myers
Education Manager
515-246-2356
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Michelle McDonald
School Programs Coordinator
515-246-2355
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Sarah Bannon
Community Programs Coordinator
515-246-2358
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Building Services

Earl Smith
Building Services Manager
515-246-2341
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Ticket Office

Brooke Bridenstine
Ticket Office Staff Manager
515-246-2387
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Misty Enderson
Ticket Office Database Manager
515-246-2321
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Jeff Waldschmitt
Ticket Office Manager
515-246-2380
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Laura Arenson
Customer Service Team Member
515-246-2383
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Margo Jones
Customer Service Team Member
515-246-2324
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Candace Bell
Customer Service Team Member
515-246-2330
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Chontel Berthelsen
Group Sales Coordinator
515-246-2323
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Development

Todd Fogdall
Director of Development
515-246-2351
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Tiffany K. Spinner
Annual Fund Manager
515-246-2352
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Brett Smith
Membership and Research Specialist
515-246-2354
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Rachel Woodhouse
Donor Relations Coordinator
515-246-2309
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Guest Services

Joel Cox
Guest Services Manager
515-246-2304
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Allison Ross
Assistant Guest Services Manager
515-246-2308
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Technical Operations

Brian Anstedt
Production Director
515-246-2331
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Greg Tracy
Production Manager/Head Audio
515-246-2334
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Alan Dyer
Technical Operations Manager
515-246-2333
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Nicholas Romano
Stage Operations Manager
515-246-2332
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Jamie L. Stepp
Production Supervisor
515-246-2334
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Des Moines Performing Arts
aspires to be a national leader in presenting the performing arts by engaging the Midwest in world-class entertainment, education, and cultural activities.
  • Des Moines Performing
    Arts Partnerships:
Des Moines Performing Arts is a private 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit corporation presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states. It is the presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is the performing home of many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. Events, dates, times, performers and prices subject to change without notice.