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.

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.

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.


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