Officers & Directors
PresidentDave’s love of classical music began in college in the seventies with a Classical Music Appreciation course. While living on Cape Ann (since 1988), he has enjoyed classical choral singing with Chorus North Shore, Share the Music, private voice lessons and has been a member of the Cape Ann Symphony Singers since they were first organized. Dave is in his seventh year as a symphony board member. He donates all of his photography services to the symphony for its advertising and promotion. For several years he wrote and edited the Symphon-e Club E-letters. In addition, he has served on the artistic, marketing and development committees of the symphony in various capacities. He has been advertising his photography business with the symphony for over 17 years. Besides his extensive involvement with the symphony, Dave is currently in his twentieth year serving in various capacities in the Gloucester Rotary Club. In 2008 he received the Paul Harris Award for Distinguished Community service from Rotary. For the past nine years he has also served on the board of directors of the Gloucester Pride Stride Association, which helps charitable organizations in the area raise money. Dave has owned and operated Cape Ann Photography (www.capeannphotography.com) in Gloucester since 1988, when he moved here from Chicago. He is married to Dani Stotzer.
Vice President of DevelopmentThomas (Tom) Mannle first attended Cape Ann Symphony when he lived with his family in Gloucester from 1981 to 1993. During that time, Tom's son Ryan was a student (saxophone) of David Benjamin at O’Maley Middle School.
The Mannles moved to the Washington, DC area in 1993, but always returned to Cape Ann for some part of the summer and for the Christmas holidays. Because Tom's consulting work can be done anywhere, the planned move back to Cape Ann (truly "home"). Shortly after moving back in 2009, Tom joined the Cape Ann Symphony Board. Tom and Ann both enjoy all varieties of music, including classical.
Tom is also a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, and has been a health care consultant, particularly focused on the unique planning requirements of the federal Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, since the early 1990s.
Philip Chalmers was born and educated in Boston, attending Boston public school, then Bentley College and Suffolk University. He and his family came to Cape Ann in 1964, where he served as Controller at Gloucester Engineering until 1976.
Now the owner of Chalmers & Associates, CPA, with his son Donald, he was also a past Chairman of the Board of Granite Savings Bank until retiring in 2006, and served as an associate at Addison Gilbert Hospital and as a director of Bomco for many years.