Olga Kern, the pianist who will be playing at the Rachmaninoff Festival at the beginning of May.

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The Phoenix Symphony Association names Melani Walton to its board of directors. At the same time, The Phoenix Symphony Support Foundation announces Michael Casey and Douglas Scheetz to its board of directors. Walton, Casey and Scheetz all joined their respective board of directors in May.

Walton is a philanthropist, accomplished athlete, and international multi-sport consultant and clinician. Based in Phoenix, she is currently an advisor for an innovative energy technology asset management firm, Greener Capital. Walton has specialized as a trainer for teams, clinics, and professional players while also coaching basketball for Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix. She is involved in many philanthropic organizations including ASU Women in Philanthropy, Arizona Science Center Foundation Board and The W.O.N.D.E.R. Center Chair, The Nature Conservancy of Arizona and many others.

Casey, a certified trust and financial advisor (CTFA), is currently the southwest regional managing director at Abbot Downing, a national financial consulting firm. A veteran of considerable philanthropic work, Casey is chairman emeritus of the Herberger Theater Company in Phoenix.

Scheetz is a tax services partner for Ernst & Young’s Arizona and Colorado Tax practice, specializing in international and multinational tax. Holding active CPA licenses in Arizona and Colorado, Scheetz brings further financial expertise from serving multi-national companies in Toronto, Chicago, Columbus and Denver.

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