Welcome Our New President Al May

We welcome our new President Al May. Al has lived in St. Petersburg since he was 5 years old. He graduated from Boca Ciega High School, St. Petersburg Jr. College and the University of Florida, with a degree in Banking and Finance.

His career was in Banking. He served as President of Home Federal Savings, the Barnett Bank of Pinellas County and the Republic Bank in St. Petersburg. He has been active in many non-profit organizations over the years in St. Petersburg. He currently is a member of ASPEC at Eckerd College and volunteers at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic. He has also worked with several theatre groups in the area.

His goal for the SPOG is to grow our membership so we can increase our support for Opera in our Community. !!!

We thank the total dedication of our former President, Marilyn J. Ward who served as President of SPOG since 2009. Prior to her presidency, she chaired Silver Bells in 2007 “From Russia with Love” and in 2008 “Meet Me at Maxim’s”.

In addition to representing us at all functions, she sponsored SPO’s Mornings with the Maestro for several years, and underwrote several productions. She hosted many a party including “Bella Voce” in its early years. The Guild presented her with a pendant with her monogram on one side and “SPOG President 2009-2019” on the other, commemorating her exemplary 10 years of service and representing us at all events.