Administrative Staff

Alicia Deges
Executive Director

Alicia Deges has been with the WFSO since 2014.  With a B.S. degree  in  Music Therapy,  Alicia brings an insightful and enthusiastic online marketing and community-focused presence to the organization.  

Email contact: wfsoed@wfso.org

Jenny Oliver
Administrative Coordinator and Box Office Manager



Wayne Bennett

Wayne Bennett has been a part of the WFSO for  over 35 years. He is a Wichita Falls native and graduate of Hirschi H. S. and  Midwestern State University. Wayne earned his BA and MA in trumpet performance and  Music Education.  He was Commander & Bandmaster of the 95th Division Army Band, retiring after serving 38 years. He was also employed by the WFISD as orchestra director at Hirschi HS and then as assistant band director at Rider HS.  Wayne has served as the WFSO librarian and musician representive, as well as being an instrumental member of the Education Committee and the Search Committee & the Artistic Committee.

contact email: info@wfso.org

Board of Directors

The Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra is governed by a board of community-minded individuals who volunteer their time to make our city a better place to live.

Music Director/Conductor
Fouad Fakhouri

President, Elizabeth Yeager
Vice-President/Governance Chair,  Staci Shanes
Secretary, Clara Latham
Treasurer, David Farabee

Standing Committees




Dr. Clara Latham


Staci Shanes


David Farabee

Fund Development 

John Buckley



Staci Shanes

Lynette Williams



John Buckley

Dr. Martin Camacho

Erwin Davenport

David Farabee

Dr. Clara Latham

Tim Lockhart

Staci Shanes

Linda Waters

Josh White

Lynette Williams

Elizabeth Yeager


Advisory Council

Ann Funston

Jim Hoggard 

Tim Justus

Rachel Kapelski

Janis Linville



Katie Parkey

Judy Pipes

Dale Prothro

Gary Shores

Mary Jane Smith

John Stephenson

John Vitek

Honorary Board

Dorothy Denman
Carolyn Sanders



Musicians Representative Nancy Cook
Symphony League President Viv Wolf
Youth Symphony President Dana Taylor