DENVER (July 31, 2017) — The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) elected four new members to its Board of Directors at its June 5, 2017 Annual General Meeting.
The leadership position of Treasurer was filled by CPA Kate Lange, of Denver, Colo. Three additional Board positions were filled by: Tamara Arredondo, marketing professional, of Denver, Colo.; Richard Casson, attorney, of Golden, Colo.; and Dennis Stevens, Senior Vice President, Product Development for Shaw Communications, of Highlands Ranch, Colo.
The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra Board sets the broad policies of the orchestra, approves budgets, handles and maintains assets, and appoints the music director. Board members also sit on DPO committees and establish and assume leadership in fundraising initiatives.
Newly elected Board Treasurer
Kate Lange, born and raised in Iowa, received her undergraduate degree in accounting with an emphasis in finance from the University of Iowa. She began her career as a CPA in Chicago before moving to Colorado in 2009. Kate currently work for the vacation club, Inspirato. Outside of work, she’s involved in her children’s school board at Good Shepherd Catholic School as well as the Good Shepherd Foundation Board. She and her husband have two young children, Keaton and Morgan. Kate’s hobbies include reading, traveling, and music. She and her family love exploring Denver and the mountains of Colorado on the weekends and are happy to call this place home.
Newly elected members of the Board of Directors
Tamara Arredondo is an explorer by heart, finding joy in meeting people, traveling, and visiting the nooks of Denver. Born and bred in Kansas City, she converted to Colorado-ism in 2011 and has fully embraced the lifestyle of mountain adventure, cultural exploration, and wannabe-foodie. She spent many years in nonprofit development and now works as marketing professional in the broader social impact space, working with a variety of nonprofit and social enterprise organizations in the Denver metro area.
Richard Casson is an “almost retired” attorney. Rich grew up in the Chicago area (he’s a lifelong Cubs fan), and attended the University of Illinois and New York University School of Law. For the past 40 years, he has practiced law in Denver in a large firm and in the State Public Defenders Office, and in Steamboat Springs in the State Public Defenders Office, small firm and solo practice. His practice included civil litigation, criminal defense, hospital law, business and transactional law, and estate planning. He was involved in a variety of community and nonprofit activities in Steamboat. Rich has two sons and five grandchildren in the metro area, and he and his partner, Liza, live in Golden. He has always enjoyed classical music and is excited to be involved with the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dennis Stevens is the Senior Vice President, Product Development for Shaw Communications. He has spent over 25 years leading product and technology development, deployment, and operations for some of the world’s best companies. Shaw Communications, Charter Communications, Comcast, Johnson & Johnson and others with products in over 50 countries. He holds a BA in Organizational Management from Eastern University, a Master’s in Theology from Palmer Seminary, and a Master’s in Information Technology from Harvard University. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and as an officer is the U.S. Navy Reserves. Dennis shares a home with his wife Renee and is delighted to be involved with the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra.
About the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra
The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) is a nonprofit symphony orchestra founded in 1948 by Dr. Antonia Brico, the first woman to conduct the New York Philharmonic orchestra. DPO concerts are accompanied by “More Than Music” events designed to fulfill the orchestra’s mission to continually redefine the way our community engages with and experiences classical music. Metro Denver citizens support DPO through the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), a unique funding source serving hundreds of metro Denver arts, culture and scientific organizations. More information is available by calling 303-653-2407 or online at www.denverphilharmonic.org.