People: Reno Phil appoints 4 new board members

The Reno Philharmonic recently announced the appointments of four new board members to the organization: Albert R. Lee, Andy Bomberger, Amy Barthel and Jackie Kane.

“Our board of directors are dedicated volunteers and community leaders who provide invaluable insight, knowledge and skills to the Reno Phil,” Reno Phil President & CEO Tim Young said in a statement. “We are excited to welcome our new board members who will help us fulfill our mission.”

Albert R. Lee


Lee currently is Director of Equity, Belonging and Student Life at the Yale University School of Music after working nine years as Associate Professor of Voice and Opera at the University of Nevada, Reno, according to a July 27 press release. With degrees from the University of Connecticut, The Juilliard School, and Florida State University, he has made a career as a classical vocalist in opera, oratorio, recital, and liturgical music. Among other accolades, he was a featured speaker in UNR’s TEDx event in 2017 with a TedTalk sharing his thoughts on the National Anthem titled “When I Sing the Anthem.”

Andy Bomberger


Bomberger, CPCE, is Director of Sales for Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno. He holds a bachelor’s in hotel management from UNLV. He currently serves as the chapter president for the National Association for Catering & Events (NACE) Reno-Tahoe Chapter, after having held numerous roles both in Las Vegas and nationally. He donates time and advocates for local and national nonprofits, including serving on the board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Amy Barthel


Barthel is the Fine Arts Coordinator and Music Supervisor for the Washoe County School District. She and her husband Dan are also co-directors of the Lake Tahoe Music Camp, a week-long summer camp offered through the UNR School of the Arts. Barthel earned both her Master of Educational Leadership and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from UNR. Among other roles, Barthel has served on the Nevada Music Educators Association, is a past president of the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Orff Schulwerk Association and was fundraising chair for the Sierra Nevada Children’s Choir.

Jackie Kane


Kane has been on the Board of Directors of Comerica Bank since 2008. She was previously Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs for The Clorox Company, a Senior Vice President at Hewlett Packard and a Senior Vice President at Bank of America. Among other accomplishments, Kane and her husband created the Jackie and Steve Kane Charitable Trust. She has received numerous honors over the years, including the San Francisco Business Times Bay Area’s Most Influential Women in Business for four straight years and is now honored as a Forever Influential Woman in Business. Kane holds a BS in Management from DePaul University and an advanced continuing education degree from the University of Michigan.


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