Staff directory

Administration

Todd Duesing

President/CEO

Todd Duesing is President and CEO of Hennepin Theatre Trust. A veteran performing arts center executive, prior to the Trust he was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA), the nonprofit organization that oversees the programming […]


Heather McGannon

Chief Administrative Officer

As Chief Administrative Officer, Heather McGannon is responsible for Hennepin Theatre Trust’s business affairs, which includes supervising the Trusts’ finances, technology, human resources and legal affairs. Heather provides leadership and governance for enterprise-wide strategic and functional activities, works with department […]

Andrew Johnson

Event Center Director

Andrew is responsible for the guest experience at the Trust’s 900 Hennepin. He works directly with guests and oversees the end-to-end process of both internal and external events.

Robb Allen

Head of Security

Originally from Chicago, Robb joined Hennepin Theatre Trust in 2019 and excitedly shares that he’s “never enjoyed working for a place as much as he does here.” The Trust puts its money where its mouth is. The Trust loves the […]

Brooks Becker

Director of Finance

Brooks is responsible for all aspects of monthly financial processing and reporting. He leads the process for preparing financial statements and is also responsible for reconciling shows and the underlying budgetary data.

Chelsea Bertsch

Accounting Associate

Chelsea Bertsch became a member of the finance team in May 2022. Before joining the Trust, Chelsea worked for a Unitarian Universalist church for the past eight years where she served as administrative assistant before moving to the church's finance department where she maintained relationships with individual donors and worked as accounting assistant

Ramonica D.M. Moore

Vice-President of People & Culture

As the Vice-President of People & Culture, Ramonica D.M. Moore plays a pivotal role in propelling the organization’s vision forward. She is instrumental in crafting and instituting innovative people and culture strategies, while continuously refining existing systems and processes. Her […]

Liza Ferrari

Controller

Liza Ferrari joined Hennepin Theatre Trust in 2021. Prior to that Liza spent several years at Xcel Energy in their SoX Compliance department and 5 years as Auditor for PWC after obtaining her MBA and CPA license. Liza is originally […]

Jonathan Huerta

Event Operations Manager

Jonathan serves the mission of the Hennepin Theatre Trust through his determination to make special occasions meet and exceed expectations. He facilitates fantastic experiences for clients and guests alike. He also oversees the Jack Link’s Legend Lounge and PNC Encore […]

Caleb McEwen

Artistic Director, Brave New Workshop

Caleb McEwen (he/him/his) is the Artistic Director of the Brave New Workshop. He is responsible for all aspects of Brave New Workshop’s artistic production, and he has served in this capacity for over two decades.  He was originally hired as […]

Emma Schlei

Accounting Associate

Emma contributes to the finance team by ensuring Hennepin Theatre Trust’s financial affairs are conducted in a professional, efficient and accurate manner. Her role works directly with team members to verify we have accurate financial data for reporting, forecasting and […]

Carlye VanDanton

Salesforce Administrator

Carlye VanDanton joined Hennepin Theatre Trust in 2018. As the Salesforce Administrator, she is committed to ensuring that Hennepin Theatre Trust's networks using the customer relationship management tool, Salesforce, and other tools run smoothly and effectively to better support the success of the organization.

Evan Williams

HR Business Partner

Evan Williams is a SHRM-certified HR professional with a passion for guiding people toward a trajectory for growth and development.


Development

Maddie Babel

Corporate Relations Manager

Maddie manages the corporate membership program.

Bridget Barisonek

Development Officer for Annual Giving

Bridget Barisonek leads Hennepin Theatre Trust's concierge ticketing program, manages multiples aspects of donor communications, tracks donor engagement and advises on cultivations tactics.

Shannon H. Dolan

Development Events Specialis

Shannon Hartle Dolan is responsible for planning and implementing events within the Development department. Shannon is from Des Moines, IA and moved to the Twin Cities after graduating with a BFA in dance, a minor in communication studies, and a […]

Julie Gotlieb

Development Officer for Corporate Relationships

Julie is responsible for developing and stewarding revenue-generating partnerships with corporations, businesses and corporate foundations.

Rebecca Haddad

Director of Development

Rebecca Haddad leads a talented development team in areas including major gifts, legacy giving, sponsorships, foundation giving and more. Her role is a critical part of achieving Hennepin Theatre Trust’s vision to advance the cultural and economic vitality of Minnesota.

Emily Sasik

Donor Stewardship Specialist

Emily Sasik is responsible for cultivating strong relationships with Hennepin Theatre Trust donors. She delivers concierge ticketing services, processes and arranges donor ticket requests, as well as generates renewal and acknowledgement letters. She is passionate for the arts in all […]

Anneliese Stuht

Major Gifts Officer

Anneliese manages all aspects of the annual giving program, including creation and execution of fundraising campaigns, direct mail and online appeals, and coordination of special donor events

Programming

Lisa Krohn

Director of Booking

Lisa is responsible for the programming choices of the Trust's theatres and is the primary liaison with the Broadway programming consultant.

Ari Koehnen Sweeney

Director of Creative Art Partnerships

Ari manages the Spotlight Education program, including workshops, masterclasses and school partnerships.

Morgan Kempton

Spotlight Education Coordinator

As the Spotlight Education Coordinator, Morgan supports the operation of all Spotlight Education programs by providing administrative support and coordinating events surrounding education initiatives. Morgan also oversees Spotlight Community Tickets, the production of the monthly newsletter This Month in Spotlight […]

Julia Larson

Spotlight Education Artistic Manager

Julia schedules artists, manages travel arrangements and provides administrative support for Spotlight Showcase, the assessment process, and other programs.

Katie Taintor

Arts Education Manager

As the Arts Education Manager, Katie oversees many of the Student Opportunities that Spotlight Education offers. From managing the Disney Musicals in Schools program, to overseeing the Minnesota Jimmy’s program, to creating opportunities for students and educators alike to expand […]

Britta Wells

Spotlight Education School Manager

Britta provides support for the Trust's statewide production assessment process, as well as Spotlight Showcase, with a primary focus on building and deepening relationships with school administrators, directors, parents, alumni and students.

External Relations

Matt Barrett

Marketing Manager

Matt manages advertising, media campaigns, and reporting for select single-ticket shows and events.

Jesse Daniels

Marketing Manager

As a marketing manager, Jesse helps promote the many concerts and Broadway shows at the State, Orpheum and Pantages Theatres. Jesse worked previously for PMI Entertainment Group promoting concerts and events at the Resch Center and Meyer Theatre in Green […]

Megan Kunz

Director of Marketing

Megan is responsible for marketing single-ticket campaigns for assigned shows and events at the Trust, as well as non-theatrical programming.

Nathan Meyer

Photographer/Videographer

Nathan has been working in visual media for almost 15 years and got his start in photography and videography filming documentaries for a student-run nonprofit organization at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, where he studied Film […]

Brooke Robison

Digital Media Specialist (social media)

Brooke serves as the Digital Media Specialist (social media) at Hennepin Theatre Trust. She is a fearless marketing professional who has work with a wide variety of brands ranging from Fantasy Flight Games to Old Dutch Foods to create engaging […]

Dale Stark

Public Relations Manager

Dale plans and executes media outreach strategies for Hennepin Theatre Trust. He also serves as a Trust spokesperson and advises on media relations and messaging.

Suzanne Whitman

Marketing Coordinator

Suzanne is the Marketing Coordinator at Hennepin Theatre Trust. She provides support to the external relations team, processing settlements and managing print collateral for upcoming Broadway shows, concerts, and events. Suzanne has an extensive background in theatre arts education and […]