Committees

The committees of the 63rd Viennese Opera Ball are currently in formation. If you are interested in becoming a committee member, please call or email us.

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Committees of the 62nd Viennese Opera Ball:

Honorary Committee

 Mr. Dieter Beintrexler & Mrs. Elisabeth Hirst von Neckersthal
Chairman of IFC

The Honorable Renate Brauner
Executive City Councillor of Finance, Economic and International Affairs

H.E. Thomas Drozda
Federal Minister for Arts and Culture, Constitution and Media of the Republic of Austria

Mr. Gerald Fiala
Chief Representative, New York Representative Office Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Mrs. Silvia Frieser
President, U.S. Austrian Chamber of Commerce

The Honorable Johann Gudenus
Vice Mayor of Vienna

Dr. Sabine Haag
Director General of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

The Honorable Michael Häupl
Governor and Mayor of Vienna

The Honorable Georg Heindl & Mrs. Neline Heindl-Koornneef
Consul General of Austria in New York

Mr. Eric Hübscher
 President, U.S. Friends of the Jewish Museum of Vienna

Dr. Johannes Hofer
Honorary President U.S. Austrian Chamber of Commerce

The Honorable  Irena M. Holiat
Co-Chair Saddle River, Municipal Committee

H.E. Sophie Karmasin
Federal Minister of Families and Youth of the Republic of Austria

H.E. Jan Kickert & Mrs. Latica Tomasic-Kickert
Ambassador of Austria to the United Nations

Mag. Dr. Walter Koren
Director General, Advantage Austria, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

The Honorable Albert J. Kurpis & Mrs. Judy Kurpis
Mayor of Saddle River

Dr. Andreas Mailath-Pokorny
 Executive City Councillor for Cultural Affairs, Science and Sports

Mr. Martin Mendelsohn
President, U.S. Friends of the Jewish Museum of Vienna 2012-2016

The Honorable Christine Moser
Director, Austrian Cultural Forum New York

Prof. Dr. Ewald Nowotny
Governor of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Mr. Andreas Pawlitschek & Mrs. Brigitte Pawlitschek
Director, Austrian Cultural Forum Washington

Mr. Christian Pöttler & Mrs. Ursula Pöttler-Fellner
Echo Medienhaus

Ms. Renée Price
Director, Neue Galerie New York

The Honorable Erwin Pröll
Governor of the State of Lower Austria

Dr. Danielle Spera
Director, The Jewish Museum of Vienna

Ms. Martha Schultz
Vice President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Mr. Max Strauss & Mrs. Sissy Strauss
Former Artistic Liaison at the Metropolitan Opera New York

H.R.H. Princess Marina Sturdza of Romania

H.E. Franz Vranitzky
Former Chancellor of the Republic of Austria

H.E. Wolfgang A. Waldner & Mrs. Gudrun Faudon-Waldner
Ambassador of Austria to the United States

H.E. Alexa L. Wesner & Mr. Blaine Wesner
Ambassador of the United States to Austria

Executive Board

Mrs. Silvia Frieser
Executive Director & President

Mr. Michael Pecnik
Director & Treasurer

Mrs. Eva Chickering
Director & Board Secretary

Co-Chairs

Dr. Stefan Eder
Mrs. Silvia Frieser
Mr. Michael Pecnik
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International Business Committee

 Mrs. Linda Paierl
Ms. Susan Shin
Co-Chairs


Mr. Christian Benz
Mrs. Juliette Boyer
Mr. Lukas Brugger
Mr. Shawn Desker
Maj. Allison Ecung, USAF
Mr. Thomas Fekete
Dr. Christine L. Frissora
Mr. Christian Fuchs
Mrs. Raluca Gold-Fuchs
Mrs. Neline Heindl-Koornneef
Mrs. Elisabeth Himmer-Hirnigel
Mrs. Bärbel Holaus
Dr. Sophie Klingenberg
Mrs. Elizabeth Madigan Jost
Ms. Ji Soo Janet Park
Mrs. Brigitte Pawlitschek
Ms. Julia Puaschunder
Dr. Scott A. Rodeo
Mrs. Sabine Riglos
Mrs. Laine Siklos
Ms. Iliyana Sirakova
Ms. Alla Ray Smorodinskaia
Ms. Natasha Tereshchenko
Mr. Hsien Yean Wong
Mr. Karl E. Yeh

Dinner Patrons

Mr. Walter Abel
Mr. Marwan Attar
Ms. Pamela Baragona
Mr. Thomas Booth & Ms. Sheridan Guerrette
Mr. David A.P. Brower & Ms. Imke Gerdes
Ms. Judith Burgess
Mr. David Chou
Ms. Juliana Dancanet
Mr. & Mrs. Markus Deutsch
Mr. & Mrs. Christoph Erhard
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Enright
Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Falk
Mr. Omar Hammad
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Harnik
Mr. & Mrs. W. Daniel Heidt
Mr. Patrick Martucci & Ms. Laura Inman
Mr. Eric Johnson & Ms. Shirley Zaic
Mr. & Mrs. Alfred P. Knoll
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Landegger
Mr. & Mrs. Ullrich Metzler
Dr. Scott A. Rodeo & Dr. Christine L. Frissora
Ms. Uda Shallop
Mr. Augustine Smith
Dr. & Mrs. Melvin J. Sturman
Dr. & Mrs. Allen Verne
Ms. Lana Weber

Grand Tier

 Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs – Landesgruppe Wien
Mr. & Mrs. Miguel Riglos

Corporate Committee

Alston & Bird LLP
Austrian Trade Commission
Benn-Ibler Rechtsanwälte GmbH
City of Vienna
Erste Group Bank AG, NY Branch
Fred Astaire Dance Studios Delaware
Harnik Law Firm
MJA Asset Management, LLC
RB International Finance LLC

Junior Committee

Mrs. Rachel F.K. Hickey
Mr. Eamon Wood
Co-Chairs

Ms. Eloisa Anne Cusi
Ms. Jordan R. Davis Connell
Mr. Michael Amen Falkenstein
Mr. Ian William Ferreyra de Bone
Mr. Miguel Angel Ferreyra de Bone
Ms. Lydia Harrison
Ms. Allison Kate Lavine
Ms. Briana A. Lestage
Ms. Elif Memet
Ms. Arina Merkulova
Ms. Lena Pertsovski
Mr. David “Cole” Colgate Rumbough
Mr. Sebastian Sampl
Ms. Allie Sutherland
Mr. Christian von Uffel
Mr. John Vricella

Debutante & Escort Committee

Mr. Theodor Axenie
Mr. Cullen Barrett
Ms. Anna Barskaya
Mr. Constantin Benes
Mr. Dominic Benitez
Mr. Timothy Ernest Chung
Mr. Paul Cichocki
Ms. Zhiqiao Cui
Ms. Milana Guseinzade
Mr. Blake Halim
Ms. Elizabeth Adams Hiss
Ms. Marie-Sophie Höfer
Ms. Wina Huang
Mr. Vikramaditya Kapur
Ms. Anouk Aimée Kos
Ms. Deborah Levine
Ms. Emily Christina Mohr
Mr. Blake T. Mueller
Mr. Samuel Ravani
Mr. David “Cole” Colgate Rumbough
Ms. Kiera Rumbough
Mr. Lucas Schuermann
Mr. Sidarth Singh
Ms. Yoo-Yeon Sul
Ms. Marisa Cathleen Sylvester
Ms. Nicole Paige Vereczkey
Ms. Anna Vladymyrska
Ms. Eileen Yidi Wang
Ms. Jingwen Zhang