FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2019 OFFICERS ELECTED TO BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (March 6, 2019) — Bay Atlantic Symphony is proud to announce three very accomplished Board of Trustees to its leadership to start the new year. Avid and longtime BAS supporter, Thomas A. Giegerich DMD, MS is the newly-appointed President; Robert Woodruff, former BAS President (2009-2013), will serve as Treasurer; and the esteemed Dana Dunn Lisicki will serve as Secretary for the 2019 calendar year.
“As a fourth generation Atlantic City area native and someone who has travelled extensively, I hold the Bay Atlantic Symphony to the standards of excellence that I have experienced in my travels. I can say without hesitation that it is one of the finest symphonies in the world, and I look forward to moving forward its mission ‘to make transcendent live music accessible and available in southern New Jersey and thereby improve [lives],’”stated Dr. Giegerich.
A local, a high school athlete, a doctor, a veteran, a successful businessman and a sailor, Giegerich has lived many lives and successfully fulfilled many roles. After leaving Holy Spirit High School as Senior Class President, he honed his leadership skills while at Rutgers University New Brunswick in academics and athletics, parlaying his academic success into a rank 10/120 and a DMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine before serving in the US Air Force as Captain for three years. His Orthodontic residency in Cleveland at Case Western Reserve University landed him a second home where he practiced for 29 years.
After returning home to Margate in 2000, Giegerich made several investment purchases including many sailing vessels varying in size from a 46 ft. Sailing Ketch Osprey to a 192 ft. cargo vessel eventually sailing from Key West to Canada and back as well as multiple transatlantic passenger voyages. He eventually returned to part-time practice in Galloway in 2010 and now focuses his spare time on the symphony, his three sons and seven grandchildren.
Bob Woodruff has been a member and supporter of the Bay Atlantic Symphony for all of its 30 years, serving as a board member and philanthropist to the organization. His company, Woodruff Energy, has provided access to affordable tickets for the general public further advancing the BAS mission.
An Accounting graduate of the University of Delaware, longtime resident of Alloway, Salem County and husband to Merry for 56 years, Woodruff has made his mark in his family company since 1958 and currently serves as a Senior Vice President. His other offices have included President, NJ State Board of Education (1996-1998), President of the NJ Fuel Merchants of NJ (1980-82), member of NJ Supreme Court District #1 Ethics Commission (2007-2010), member and past president of the Bridgeton Rotary Club; 30- year member and Chair of the Alloway Township Planning Board; and past president of the Bridgeton Area United Way.
Woodruff says, “It is an honor to continue on with the Bay Atlantic Symphony in a new leadership capacity and to watch this genre of music reach future generations of classical music aficionados.”
Dana Dunn Lisicki is used to growing organizations to serve local citizens. In her role as Market Development Administrator for a regional healthcare system, she has built a team of providers necessary to care for the residents of Atlantic County and beyond. Residing in Upper Twp., Cape May County, Lisicki was educated at Temple University and holds an MBA in Health Administration from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. She is uniquely attuned to community outreach to all past, present and future constituents of the Bay Atlantic Symphony.
“I look forward to my role with the Bay Atlantic Symphony and to lending my expertise to the organization as well as growing with it,” said Dunn Lisicki.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Full biographies and headshots are available by visiting https://bayatlanticsymphony.org/board/
About the Bay Atlantic Symphony
The Bay Atlantic Symphony performs symphonic and chamber concerts and educates adults, young people, and special populations throughout southern New Jersey in the beauty and power of classical music.
Since its founding as the Bridgeton Symphony in 1983, the orchestra has been recognized for its world-class performers, diverse programs and outstanding community services. Under the talented baton of passionate Music Director Jed Gaylin, the Bay Atlantic Symphony is the only professional orchestra to serve the five southern-most counties of New Jersey. The Orchestra makes great music accessible through live concerts with low ticket prices at the Stockton Performing Arts Center (PAC), the historic Landis Theater in Vineland, the Avalon Symphony by the Sea Series, the Cape May Music Festival, and Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.
The Symphony’s value to the community goes far beyond performing great music. As a cultural centerpiece, the BAS is a treasured music education resource. By creating meaningful, interactive music experiences for children, adults, the visually-impaired, veterans, and seniors with limited mobility, the BAS strives to create vibrant communities rooted in the love of music. The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has honored Bay Atlantic Symphony with a 2017 Citation of Excellence, which denotes arts programs and projects that receive the Council’s highest possible assessment. To learn more, visit www.BayAtlanticSymphony.org, call (609) 449-8780, or visit them on Facebook.