Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall Staff

Chris Lorway
The McMurtry Family Director of Stanford Live

Chris Lorway was appointed Executive Director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall in May 2016. Before joining Stanford he was the Director, Programming and Marketing, for Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall—home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto International Film Festival—where he curated and presented an annual season of approximately 150 performances. Prior to that he was the Executive Director of Soundstreams, a Toronto-based music presenter that commissions, develops, and showcases the work of contemporary composers.

Lorway also spent five seasons as the founding Artistic Director of the internationally recognized Luminato Festival in Toronto where he shaped and implemented the festival’s artistic vision and program. Before Luminato, he was a Senior Consultant at AEA Consulting in New York, specializing in financial modeling and capital project planning where clients included the Edinburgh Festivals, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the West Kowloon Cultural District. Lorway has also worked on a number of major international festivals including the Lincoln Center Festival, and The New Yorker Festival, and was part of the founding team of the Celtic Colours International Festival in Nova Scotia.


Lorway holds a MA in Arts Administration from Columbia University, and a BMusEd from Western University. He has guest lectured at the University of Toronto, Columbia University, NYU, OCAD, and has been a lecturer on cultural leadership for the Clore Duffield Leadership Programme in the UK and the Advanced Cultural Leadership Programme in Hong Kong.

Diana Burnell Assistant Ticket Office Manager

Kelsey Carman Marketing Manager

Robert DeArmond Associate Director of Web and Digital Services

Laura Evans Director of Music Programs, Engagement and Education

Ben Frandzel Institutional Gifts and Community Engagement Officer

Bryce Freeman Director of Operations

Elisa Gomez-Hird HR & Operations Associate

Carly Gliva Development Program Manager

Kristine Graham Ticketing Services Lead

Danielle Kisner Production Coordinator

Patty Kong Finance Manager

Maurice Nounou Associate Director of Ticketing and System Operations

Nick Oldham A/V Manager

Kimberly Pross Director of Operations and Production

Jeremy Ramsaur Lighting Manager

Toni Rivera Operations Coordinator

Heather Romanowski Stage Technician

Hugo Seda Artistic Administrator

Laurel Skehen Associate Director of Development

Michelle Symons Facilities Specialist

Amanda Wah Director of Marketing and Communications

Sarah Warner Director of Development