Steve Dunphy is Vice President of Strategy and Communication for Cascade Land Conservancy. He is also the Secretary of the board of Directors for the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. Steve launches a series of board profiles with this look at our newest members.
It’s the music, of course, that is the common thread tying us all together with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. All of us – professional musicians, music educators and a team of supporting volunteers – are motivated by a vision and committed to present these great works of jazz.
The Board of Directors – our team of supporting volunteers – recently added two new members. Here’s a brief look:
Robin Lloyd may not be a familiar face, but she is a familiar voice as Midday Jazz host on KPLU. She was born and raised in the Detroit area and has held a number of different positions at community and public radio stations, now with KPLU. Robin is married to drummer Michael Slivka and together they manage a household full of dogs, cats and percussion.
Why join the board?
“While I’ve been involved in jazz presentation and jazz education since my teens, lately I’ve felt the need to become more visible and active with it,” Robin said. “I mean, there’s only so much you can do sitting behind a microphone.
“SRJO’s mission and vision appealed to me, and the history of collaboration between SRJO and KPLU made it seem a good fit.”
Robin can be heard on KPLU’s “Midday Jazz”, weekdays from 12:00 to 3:00 PM. Check the time, she may be on – listen now.
The other new addition is Pam Jewson, a businesswoman who has been the Financial Officer of Strategic Frameworking, Inc. (SFI), a marketing consulting/research company, since 1988. She has been an active community volunteer for 30+ years, including having served as Planning Board member, Town of Alford, MA; Board member of Tacoma YWCA; Founding Board Member, Vashon YMCA, and Trustee, Charles Wright Academy.
Pam, married to Dwight Jewson, President of Strategic Frameworking, is the mother of four grown children and lives on Vashon Island. Her interests include piano, tennis, hiking, finance, reading and – jazz! Why does she want to be on the SRJO board and what about SRJO makes her want to contribute her time and expertise? ”Having served on numerous boards during the past 30 years, in various capacities, focusing primarily on human services and education, I am ready to serve on a board with a mission connected to a different passion of mine – jazz,” she said.
“I think it will be fun! I know my background – in board development, organizational development and marketing, and grass-roots fundraising – has prepared me to contribute. “I have been following SRJO and attending performances for many years. It is a Pacific Northwest cultural treasure which I am enthusiastic about supporting. I like and value SRJO’s mission, in particular, I am a huge supporter of exposing young people to jazz and providing scholarships in music education to underserved students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. And I will work to promote new audiences for SRJO.”