Santa Barbara Symphony News
Santa Barbara Symphony Welcomes Daniel Burnham, Sarah Chrisman & Janet Garufis to Board of Directors
February 01, 2019
The Santa Barbara Symphony is honored to welcome Daniel Burnham, Sarah Chrisman and Janet Garufis, to the Board of Directors. The Symphony’s Board works to support the organization’s mission to enrich the community by creating powerful musical experiences performed with passion and excellence, and by providing indispensable music education and community engagement.
“I am thrilled to welcome these three community leaders to The Santa Barbara Symphony’s Board of Directors.” shared Kevin A. Marvin, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Symphony. “ Their experience and commitment to the arts in Santa Barbara is unparalleled, and as the Symphony continues our forward momentum providing the community with world class performances and programs, these leaders will be essential in guiding that vision.”
Daniel P. Burnham is a retired chairman and chief executive officer of Raytheon Company, a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cyber security markets throughout the world. Mr. Burnham joined Raytheon from AlliedSignal, Inc., where he was vice chairman of the board of directors. He is a former director of AlliedSignal, Inc., Bank of Boston Corporation, FleetBoston Financial Corporation, First Data Corporation, Green Hills Software, Inc., and the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. He is past chairman of the Minority Supplier Development Council; the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee; and the Aerospace Industries Association; and a past member of the Business Council. He is also on the board of Aurrion, Inc., a leader in integrated photonics. He is also a trustee and past chair of the University of California, Santa Barbara Foundation.
Mr. Burnham is the past Board Chair of the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, which owns and operates The Granada Theatre, past Co-Chair of UCSB Arts & Lecture capital committee, and serves on the Board of the Community Arts and Music Association (CAMA). He received a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in economics from Xavier University in 1968 and a master’s of business administration from the University of New Hampshire in 1970. He has received honorary degrees from Pepperdine University and Bentley College.
Sarah Schlinger Chrisman co-founded a Silicon Valley telecommunications company in the early 1980’s with Roger Chrisman who later became her husband. She served as CFO and Treasurer until her retirement. The company went public in 1985 and has been listed on the NYSE since 1987.
Ms. Chrisman grew up in Pasadena and holds degrees in Computer Science and Music from Stanford University and an MBA in Finance from UC Berkeley. She served as Board Chair of the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, which owns and operates The Granada Theatre, for seven years, overseeing the historic renovation of the theater. She also serves on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation as well as Opera Santa Barbara. She is the Chief Financial Officer of the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Foundation and trustee of the Schlinger Chrisman Foundation. She and her husband Roger moved to Santa Barbara with their daughter in 1999. She and her husband were very involved in designing, implementing and funding the Granada’s 4K digital video system (the highest quality technology existing between Los Angeles and San Francisco), and are devoted to expanding the Santa Barbara Symphony experience with more visual video shorts.
Janet Garufis is the Chairman and CEO of Montecito Bank & Trust. She attended UCLA and holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from California State University Northridge and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. She began her distinguished banking career as a teller over 40 years ago with Security Pacific Bank, now Bank of America. She rose through the ranks of retail banking and after completing the Security Pacific Management Training Program, successfully led retail banking, commercial banking, and private banking organizations. Janet joined Montecito Bank & Trust in 2004. In early 2014, she was invited to join the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank’s 12th District (CDIAC) and served as the National CDIAC President. Ms. Garufis has been named American Banker’s 25 Most Powerful Women to Watch (2015 & 2017), the CSUN Distinguished Alumni of the Year (2018), Santa Barbara Woman of the Year (2016), Pacific Coast Business Times’ Top 50 Women in Biz (2007 – 2018). She has served as the Chair of the Western Independent Bankers Association as well as Director of the Pacific Business Management Institute of Pacific Coast Banking School. Ms. Garufis’ extensive community service highlights include serving on the Board of Sansum Clinic®; the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara; Music Academy of the West and the Goleta Chamber of Commerce.
To learn more about donating to the Santa Barbara Symphony, contact Director of Development Amy Marshall at email@example.com or by calling (805) 898-0107. For more information on the Santa Barbara Symphony, or its programming, visit www.thesymphony.org/.
About The Santa Barbara Symphony
The Santa Barbara Symphony, founded in 1953 on the belief that a special city deserves a special orchestra. Consistently lauded for its unique ability to present brilliant concerts, engage the community, and deliver dynamic music education programs, the organization prizes both innovation and artistic excellence, and is widely recognized as one of the region’s premier cultural institutions. Its award-winning Music Education Center serves more than 10,000 students throughout Santa Barbara County each year. Charismatic Israeli conductor Nir Kabaretti was appointed music director of the Santa Barbara Symphony in 2006.