The Rio Hondo Symphony Association Board of Directors is a working Board that meets monthly to support the symphony activities. Subcommittees meet at various times during the year to carry out specific duties. Representatives from various communities serve on the Board.
Board Executive Committee
- President - Leighton Anderson - Attorney, Whittier Union High School District Board Member
- Vice President - Randy Miller - CPA
- Secretary - Madeline Shapiro - Educator, Board of Trustees Rio Hondo College
- Treasurer - Charles Barth - IBM Engineer, Retired
- Immediate Past President - Neal Welland - Santa Fe Springs Fire Chief, Retired
Board of Directors
- Margery Barnings - Teacher, Retired, Violinist; President, Rio Hondo Symphony Guild
- Iris Harris - Harpist, Music Teacher
- Mary Herrera - Asst. Dir. of Nursing, Co. USC Medical Center, Retired, Past Guild President
- Elizabeth Holborn Lauritsen - Vocalist & Violinist, Music Educator
- John Marin - Salesman, Moose Lodge
- Don Mason - Rio Hondo College Associate Professor Administration of Justice
- Dr. Joan Meister - Pediatrician, Retired; Violist, Rio Hondo Symphony
- Maurice Meysenburg - Rio Hondo Community College Professor Sociology, Retired
- Francine Rippy - Businesswoman, Friend of the Arts
- Tim Schneider - Teacher, Whittier Union High School District Board President
- Les Woodson - Financial Advisor, Waddell & Reed, Retired; Bassist, Rio Hondo Symphony
- Anne Young - Clarinetist, Rio Hondo Symphony, Freelance Musician
Meet the Board Members
Leighton Anderson is an attorney and a partner in the law firm of Bewley, Lassleben & Miller, LLP, in Whittier. He is an elected public official, serving since 1997 on the Board of Trustees of the Whittier Union High School District. Mr. Anderson also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Tri-Cities Regional Occupational Program (Tri-Cities ROP) and is a member of the Delegate Assembly of the California School Boards Association (CSBA).
His many non-profit affiliations include membership on the Board of Directors of the Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce, and membership in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association and Lion's Club International. In addition to Mr. Anderson's role with the Rio Hondo Symphony Association, as a member of its board since 1997, including service as the Association's President during 2001 - 2003, he serves on the Advisory Board of the Whittier Area First Day Coalition, which provides a short-term emergency transitional housing as part of a comprehensive approach to recovery from homelessness.
Mr. Anderson received his B.A. degree from Claremont Men's College, magna cum laude, in 1976, after which he attended law school at Columbia University, from which he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1978. He is married, and has three children (a daughter and two sons), ages 25, 22 and 19.
Wayne Campfield is a community volunteer who has had an impressive career in marketing. Marketing and food have played an important role in his life. A native of Pennsylvania, he is a graduate of Michigan State University with a B.S. in Food Engineering.
Campfield began his career with General Foods Corp. in the Research and Development laboratories in Battle Creek, Michigan. Among the new products at that time were Alpha Bits cereal and Tang beverage. Subsequent assignments included a year in Caracas, Venezuela, four years in Kankakee, Ill. and 10 years in Toronto, Canada. It was there that his responsibilities transitioned from technical research to marketing. He also spent several years at the General Foods headquarters in White Plains, N.Y.
In l980 Campfield began working for the Mars Corp. in L.A. where he directed the specialty pet food marketing program. It was there that the widower met his present wife, Janet. Although retired, the Campfields continue to operate the Brea Car Wash.
A major hobby for both of them is fairly serious home vegetable gardening, fruit growing and the making of jams, jellies and fruit toppings.
One of Campfield's major civic activities is the Whittier Sunrise Rotary Club. He was instrumental in creating the "Battle of the Bands," the club's major fundraiser. Now, somehow he finds time to serve as Marketing Chairman of the Symphony Association, a position with endless challenges.
Anne Young is Associate Professor of Music at Santa Monica College. Since 1965, she has been the first clarinetist with the Rio Hondo Symphony Orchestra and is a free lance musician on clarinet and recorders in the Los Angeles area. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has toured the United States, Canada and Europe. She holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and California State, Los Angeles, is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda and is listed in the International Who's Who in Music.