Jack Heinz Society



The purpose of the Jack Heinz Society, which is a standing committee of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees, is to identify, cultivate and engage corporate and community leadership in Pittsburgh Symphony activities to create advocates throughout the community. Its name honors the memory of H.J. “Jack” Heinz II (1908 – 1987), who was president of the H.J. Heinz Company, chairman of the Howard Heinz Endowment, and visionary leader of the civic push to create Pittsburgh’s cultural district. This ambitious undertaking begin with the rebirth of the Loew’s Penn Theater as Heinz Hall, the new home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, in 1971.


The Committee will:

  • At quarterly meetings, have strategic and generative conversations about challenges and opportunities facing the Pittsburgh Symphony. These quarterly meeting agendas and subsequent actions will align with issues being discussed by the PSO Board of Trustees and Jack Heinz Society discussions will be shared with members of the PSO's management team and Board.
  • Make an impact through joining other committees when appropriate (i.e. Board committees and task forces)
  • Spearhead initiatives important to the organization and the committee as opportunities arise.
  • Recruit and enlist other future leaders to become members of the Jack Heinz Society.


The Committee will:

  • Serve as advocates for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra within their own circles of influence.
  • Have the opportunity to serve on a Board committee or task force that fits their interest and skill set.
  • Make a gift to the Annual Fund. The average gift will be at least at the Encore Club level of  $1,750.
  • Subscribe to the series of their choice or attend multiple concerts throughout the season.
  • Attend 50% of the Jack Heinz Society meetings each year.
  • Attend the Opening Night Soiree.

For information about the Jack Heinz Society, contact the development department at pso_development@pittsburghsymphony.org.


Erin Gibson Allen, Chair
Marcus & Shapira, LLP

Marty Bates, Vice Chair
Audia Group

Mark F. Flaherty, Vice Chair
Flaherty & O’Hara PC

Ginevra Felice Ventre, Membership Chair
Reed Smith LLP


Adam Bauman
FedEx Ground

Lawson Bernstein, MD

Jensina Chutz
Trophy Works

Kimberly Daboo

Kevin Eddy
Blank Rome LLP

Mike Embrescia

Bart Gabler
K&L Gates

Matthew Garvic
HM Health Solutions

Kathleen Jones Goldman
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Alex Heit
Independent Consultant

Harris Heit
HM Insurance Group

Monica Hertzman
RAND Corporation

James Janis
The Laundry Chute, LLC

Stacey Jarrell
UPMC Health Plan

Molly Kremer
Burns White LLC

Charles A. Lamberton
Lamberton Law Firm, LLC

Alexandra Thompson Lee
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Rock T. Magleby-Lambert

Samuel G. Miclot
Wellington Strategies

Gerald Lee Morosco
Gerald Lee Morosco Architects, PC

Abby L. Morrison

Pradeep Narayan
PNC Bank

Aaron M. Plitt
TMS International

Lois A. Pruitt
Vitro Architectural Glass

Pinchas Rosenberg, MD

William Scherlis
Carnegie Mellon University

Zach Smith

James Snyder
Executive Wealth Counselors, LLC

Jordan Strassburger
Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky

Nicholas Varischetti
Burns White LLC