Board of Directors
Mario Galante · Chair
Community is defined as a feeling of fellowship with others as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests and goals. Spending one night on the Levitt Lawn, one can certainly feel that that definition applies to the crowd gathered in this unique energetic environment. Levitt is a place to enjoy a wide variety of music and spend a wonderful summer evening. However it does not stop there. I love Levitt for the community it has created that is different from anything else. A common bond of purpose, friendship, and euphoria permeates the atmosphere on the lawn. I love being part of the board and watching the fires of Levitt grow and burn brighter every year. The community and corporate support is amazing. But the true success of Levitt lies in the community that gathers at every concert. The many familiar faces and the many new faces we see every night. Come join us on the lawn, support the vision of great live music in an awesome setting, have some great fun and be part of the force that keeps the community growing and the fires of Levitt burning. See you on the lawn!!!
Erin Zebertavage · Vice Chair
Levitt Pavilion is a treasure to Bethlehem and our community. It’s a joyful celebration to be outside all summer and enjoy free live music from fantastic, talented performers! Join us!
Dan Miller · Secretary
Mack Trucks Lehigh Valley Operations (Retired)
Philip Gauffreau · Treasurer
Principal & Discipline Leader; Geotechnical Engineering Services; Maser Consulting P.A.
My involvement with Levitt Pavilion Steel Stacks began as the geotechnical engineer for the project. I can remember opening night with Marcia Ball, and how excited we were to see this fantastic project come to fruition. Later, I was asked to join the Board, and I jumped at the opportunity. Since then, I can say my involvement with Levitt Pavilion has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. I truly believe in Levitt’s mission to “Bring communities together thru free, live music.” I feel we accomplish this goal every night we have a show, and the Levitt Pavilion has become a wonderful asset to the Lehigh Valley.
Underwriting & Training Specialist
AIG Private Client Group
I am a 15 year insurance professional holding a Risk Management & Insurance degree from St. John’s University. I am a lifelong music and arts enthusiast, and look forward to future shows and movies on the lawn with my family!
Fun fact: My first concert was the free Ray Charles show at Musikfest!
Vice President and Government Banking Relationship Manager
I became involved with ArtsQuest when I began working in the Lehigh Valley in 2008. The SteelStacks campus was a dream that was beginning to take shape back then. I served on a few different ArtsQuest committees before joining the Board of Directors of the Levitt Pavilion – SteelStacks. The mission of the organization is the source of my passion for it…..bringing quality free live music, in many different genres, to anyone in our community who would like to attend. Over the years, the shared experiences of our audience have become more impactful. The “feel” of community in our crowds at Levitt is palpable. I have been fortunate to get to know Liz Levitt and to attend a few of her annual meetings in California for the Board Members of all the Levitt Pavilions nation-wide. Those meetings have been a source of inspiration and best practices. I was honored to serve as our Board Chair from 2017-2019 and we are making significant headway in ensuring the long-term sustainability of our organization. Even though I no longer work nor live in the Lehigh Valley, I remain committed to The Levitt Pavilion and ArtsQuest, because of the quality of programming and positive impact they bring to the community.
In my opinion, nothing brings people together like music. In these challenging times, we should be leveraging all resources that can bring all members of our communities closer together.
Associate Product Manager, Product Lifecycle Manager
Advance Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Carol Koenig Interior Design
Senior Vice President, Ambulatory & Post Acute Services
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Lowcher Law Offices
Alan Lowcher, Esq. concentrates his practice in commercial and residential real estate and land use law. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to obtaining approvals from local planning board, land use board and zoning boards. His practice includes handling varied land development projects including site plans and subdivisions, shopping centers and solar energy facilities. He earned his Juris Doctor from George Washington University, National Law Center, Washington, DC, and a Bachelor in Government from Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Alan is also a sought after public speaker on the life, character and law practice of Abraham Lincoln. He is also a member of several historical associations promoting a deeper understanding of American history through educational programs and preservation of historical sites.
Director of Service Operations, Regional Service & Repair
Vice President of Human Resources
Valley Youth House
“Life is about the little moments, like the moment when the whole crowd at Levitt sings with the band in unison!”
Vice President Human Resources
Precision Roll Grinders
Levitt is such an wonderful charity to support- bringing community together with free music. As a Southside resident of Bethlehem, I feel blessed to have this wonderful venue in our own backyard. I have been fortunate to have been able to travel to other Levitt pavilions across the country- but ours is definitely the crown jewel. Mocha & I look forward to seeing everyone on the lawn this summer or at a Friends of Levitt backstage event!
Chief Operating Officer
Kevitch, Chung & Jan Aesthetic Surgery Associates
One of my favorite ways to spend a summer evening is sitting on the lawn at the Levitt Pavilion Steel Stacks with a great wine and great friends. Love it at Levitt!
As President of Taggart Associates, a consulting firm “helping communities build unique urban environments”, combined with my love of music, serving on the Levitt Board is a natural fit. Living only two blocks from the pavilion, I actually never have to leave my back yard to hear the wonderful bands that perform all summer long. What draws me to Levitt though is sitting with my friends and family down on the lawn in front of the blast furnaces enjoying music together in an amazing urban environment, and making new friends along the way. I am thrilled to be part of the Levitt Pavilion Steel Stacks family.
Matthew T. Tranter
King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC
Matthew T. Tranter is a partner with KingSpry, concentrating his practice in business and real estate law. He began his legal career as an associate with the Law Offices of John Stover, then served as Associate Counsel for T.H. Properties. Most recently, he worked with the law firm of Maloney, Danyi, O’Donnell and Tranter, where he represented entities and individuals on a wide array of business and real estate transactions. In 2017, he was named to the list of “Select Lawyers” by Lehigh Valley Style Magazine. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Widener University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.
I love how our community can get together and enjoy the artists, the weather, and each other’s company for three seasons of the year at the Levitt Pavilion.
Director of Business Recruitment and Lending
Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation