Diane Rhodes Bergman
Last night during our staff holiday party we officially toasted farewell to our Director of Marketing and PR Diane Rhodes Bergman. She was with Fort Worth Opera for 10 years, and was key in revamping the company's image (we thank her for the logo everyday), and in making sure the company was on the cutting edge from season brochures to our website.
Diane was also a part of the team that led to Fort Worth Opera converting to a Festival format in 2007. We all will miss her terribly, but wish her well in her new position as VP of Marketing and Communications at Los Angeles Opera.
On another note, we as a staff never take a group photo. There's this theory among the staff that every time a group photo is taken someone on staff leaves. We decided last night since Diane is leaving, we could take a group photo, and it helped that staff members Karen (director of finance) and Clyde (director of education) weren't there.
Front row l to r: Suzy Williams (director of development), Jen Appleman, manager of development projects), Hannah Smith (company manager), Diane Rhodes Bergman (former director of marketing & PR), Martha Martinez-Sotelo (communications manager)
Middle row l to r: Erin Madden Ramirez (system administrator), Darren K. Woods (general director), Dennis Yslas (customer service manager), Keith Wolfe (managing director)
Last row l to r: Logan Rucker (studio young artist), Christopher Devlin (principal coach), Nathan DePoint (annual fund manager), Kurt Howard (producing director)