Prior to coming to Long Beach Symphony, Lucera was president & CEO of Pacific Chorale in Orange County. During her tenure, the Chorale erased a deficit and enjoyed a balanced budget for seven consecutive years. Prior to her position with Pacific Chorale, Lucera served as Vice President of Development & Public Relations at the Orange County High School of the Arts. A former teacher and arts mentor for the Downey Unified School District, Lucera also has held positions with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Pacific Symphony in Orange County, California.
Lucera has been a consultant with local, regional and national choruses, orchestras, and arts schools, and serves as a presenter at state and national conferences. She currently volunteers as President of the Board of Directors for the Association of California Symphony Orchestras and is on the fundraising faculty for Chorus America’s Chorus Management Institute.
Lucera has been a Long Beach resident for over 25 years, and has two teenagers who attend Long Beach public schools.
Director of Finance
(562) 436-3203 ext. 236
Prior to joining the Long Beach Symphony Association in 2014, Dana Ramos served as General Manager and CFO of Pacific Chorale, a world-class professional choral organization in Orange County, California. During her 19-year tenure with Pacific Chorale, Dana performed all finance and accounting duties for the $1.7 million organization in addition to overseeing the $1.7 million endowment as a member of the joint Pacific Symphony/Pacific Chorale Investment Committee. Her responsibilities extended beyond finance, as Dana was responsible for Human Resources, Information Technology, Box Office, Marketing, Building Operations, and served as Interim Executive Director during a leadership transition. Dana has also appeared on stage across the So. California area, including appearances with Long Beach Symphony, as a chorus member of Pacific Chorale.
Director of Artistic Operations
(562) 436-3203 ext. 222
Peggy Magee is a Long Beach resident and graduate of CSULB, where she earned her BA in Theatre and Dance. She joined the Long Beach Symphony after many years serving as the Patron Services Manager and Community Engagement Coordinator at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center and prior to that, the Irvine Barclay Theatre. Prior to becoming an arts administrator, Ms. Magee was a dedicated performer appearing with the Long Beach Civic Light Opera, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Redondo Beach Civic Light Opera and the Hollywood Bowl. A passionate advocate of arts education, Peggy continues to teach, direct and choreograph throughout the Southland. Her motto is “still kicking, just not as high!”
Director of Education & Special Events
(562) 436-3203 ext. 228
Orchestra Personnel Manager
Carrie Holzman-Little has been a busy free-lance violist and contractor here in Southern California for the past 20 years. Born and raised in Long Beach, a Wilson High School graduate, she received a Bachelor of Arts from University of California at Santa Barbara. Carrie has been the acting music contractor for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for the past two years and is the permanent personnel manager of the Long Beach Symphony and the Santa Monica Symphony. Carrie also has a private teaching studio. In her spare time she likes to do triathlons. Carrie lives in a 100 year old house in Pasadena with her cellist husband, Dane Little, two teenagers and five large male cats.
Marty Fenton Frear
(562) 436-3203 ext. 231
Director of Development and Communications
(562) 436-3203 ext. 226
Prior to joining Long Beach Symphony, Macias served as a Director in the Development Department of Pacific Symphony in Orange County, where she worked to generate large institutional gifts and donations and initiated a government relations program. She also served as a Brand Marketing senior associate for Burson-Marsteller, a global public relations firm, where she managed major corporate clients such as Sony Electronics, Behr Paint, Segway, and Lincoln-Mercury. She has a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley and a B.S. in Education from the University of Michigan. Genevieve is a fourteen-year resident of Long Beach and lives there with her husband and two sons.
Marketing and Systems Manager
(562) 436-3203 ext. 227
(562) 436-3203 ext. 229
Manager of Sales
(562) 436-3203 ext. 232
Florita is the woman to speak with when you want tickets for Classical or POPS! concerts. She personifies the Symphony's "welcoming spirit." Florita says: "I'm fun-loving, strong and, at times, a force to be reckoned with! My nickname around here is Flojo because I'll go the extra mile for our patrons. I love to fish, eat and hang out with my family and friends. If you ever need me, just holler, `Hey, Flojo!'"
Office Administrator & Finance Assistant
(562) 436-3203 ext. 220