Elizabeth (Betsy) Campeau was named Executive Director of the Arlington Philharmonic in November 2015. Betsy has a broad range of professional experience in arts management and as a musician. A clarinetist, Betsy performed in the Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra, and chamber ensembles of the United States Air Force Band after graduating with honors from the University of Michigan’s School of Music. She served as the Director of Marketing and Outreach and Chief Announcer for the Air Force Band until 2009, when Betsy retired with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant, the highest rank attainable by an enlisted musician. A private clarinet instructor since 1988, Betsy has also served on the Board of the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association; on the faculty of the Levine School of Music; and on the staff of the Virginia Symphony.
Ms. Campeau lives in Arlingon, Virginia, with her husband, Henry Charles (Hank) Smith, and their two daughters.