Bay Atlantic Symphony Announces New Leadership

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Officers elected to Bay Atlantic Symphony Board of Trustees.

Bay Atlantic Symphony (BAS) 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 traveled extensively, I hold the Bay Atlantic Symphony to the standards of excellence that I have experienced in my travels,” states Dr. Giegerich. “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].’ ”

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 U.S. 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-foot sailing ketch Osprey to a 192-foot cargo vessel eventually sailing from Key West to Canada and back as well as multiple trans-Atlantic 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 Township, 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.
To learn more, visit BayAtlanticSymphony.org, call 609-449-8780, or visit them on Facebook.

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