Lisa Bury, was recently appointed to The Dallas Opera’s newly created position of Chief Advancement and Strategy Officer. Lisa previously served in senior positions at the Boston Symphony Orchestra as Interim Chief Development Officer, Seattle Opera as Director of Development as well as at Lyric Opera of Chicago and Florida Grand Opera. Lisa Bury earned both an M.B.A. and a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Southern Methodist University. She holds additional degrees from Ithaca College in New York and Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Ms. Bury has a previous connection to The Dallas Opera. In 1991, she worked as an intern to Director of Production John Gage. A long-time member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) where she has acted as both a presenter and committee chair, Ms. Bury has also been a presenter at OPERA America, the League of American Orchestras, the Tessitura Conference, and the Association of California Orchestras, for which she also served as a board member and development committee chair.