Scott Olsen President

Scott retired as a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2018 after a long career in professional services. He and his wife Donna currently reside in the Charleston area and southern Vermont, where he volunteers on the Stratton Mountain Ski Patrol. Scott was “bitten by the opera bug” in an opera history course in college. More recently, he has been a regular attendee at the Metropolitan Opera – while his favorite composer remains Giuseppe Verdi, he is also interested in new, original pieces which keep this 400 year old art form fresh. Scott is passionate about HALO’s mission of making quality opera and musical theater accessible to all. He is also active in other Charleston area non-profits as a partner in Social Venture Partners Charleston.

Ellen Moore Treasurer

Ellen Moore is an experienced transformative business and association leader and entrepreneur with proven track record of achieving growth by creating and aligning business strategies to the long-range goals of the organization.  She focuses her business on helping organizations thrive. Her expertise includes linking educational and learning strategies to organizational strategies.  Moore as led numerous board workshop strategy sessions focused on strategic alignment and organizational results. 

Moore spent four years with the American Academy for Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Chief Education Officer 2014 – 2017.   A member of the executive team, Moore led the design, development, delivery and financial management of the Academy’s wide range of live event and online educational programs including publications and periodicals with 120 staff while supporting the mission and vision of the organization. She led internalizing and outsourcing key functions of the organization.   

As Vice President of Strategic Development with the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) from 2011 – 2014, Moore and her team were responsible for delivering high quality events, developing new innovative programming and executive education, leading industry sponsorships and partnerships.

Prior to joining ACG, from 2005-2011 Moore served as vice president, education and certification services at SmithBucklin, the world’s largest association management and professional services company.  She led all aspects of planning and execution for SmithBucklin’s education, certification and accreditation services for more than 200 client organizations with a staff of fifty learning professionals.

Moore has an extensive background in training and development and group and board facilitation working in the public sector with various corporations such as Darden Restaurants, the Compass Group North America / Levy Restaurants and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. She is a 30+ year association professional having served as the Executive Director of the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) prior to joining SmithBucklin. 

Moore also spent ten years with the National Restaurant Association as the Senior Vice President of Education and Certification Services responsible for design, development, delivery and more than $35M in sales of the NRA’s robust education and certification programs including initiation of a new brand with the design, development and delivery of ServSafe® and its brand extensions.

Moore is a graduate of the University of Denver’s Daniel’s School of Business.  She is actively involved in ASAE and other societies and organizations that support leadership and professional development in the non-profit association industry.

Jay Millard Secretary

Jay Millard has worked professionally in television production since he was eighteen years old.  Starting out at an educational television station in Hartford, CT and then moving to New York City in 1975, Jay worked on his first nationally televised commercial network program The Edge of Night on ABC, for which he won his first Emmy Award along with the crew for Technical Excellence. Since then, Jay has won three additional Emmy Awards, as well as a Directors Guild of America and a Peabody Award for shows to which he has contributed.  Since 1979, Jay has had the Metropolitan Opera as a client, working on live and taped performance broadcasts as a Cameraman and as an Associate Director.

Realizing the joy that opera and classical music has given to Jay,  he was honored to be asked to be on the Board of Directors for HALO in 2021.  He would like to bring this musical genre to as many people in the Lowcountry as possible.

Sarah Stern Board Member

Sarah Stern is the Program Superintendent at The City of Charleston Recreation Department, and has spent the last 12 years of her career working with diverse communities in the Lowcountry. A graduate of the College of Charleston with a double major in both Hospitality and Tourism Management and Business Administration, she is excited to bring her expertise to HALO and bring the organization’s programs to the forefront of the community.

Austin Walker Board Member

Austin Walker is a business strategist and brand activator with 12+ years experience in consulting and leadership rolls across a variety of sectors, as well as an entrepreneur with 4 exits to date. He is an active board member who is currently serving three non-profits, one of which as chairman. Austin is a founding partner and chief marketing officer at Space and splits his time between Charleston and New York City.

Daniel Stern Board Member

Daniel Stern is the co-owner of Calloway Stern Group and Executive Director of Shelters to Shutters Charleston. A performing artist in Charleston since 2012 with his band High Society, Daniel saw a HALO production and knew he wanted to get involved in the work of the organization.

 

For more information about board membership, please email info@holycityarts.org.

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