Jazz in January Board of Directors

Elliot Glicksman, President
Steven Pope, Vice President
Louis Salute, Treasurer
Brandi Haga-Blackman, Secretary
Mary Ellingsen, Board Member
Jonathan Rothschild, Honorary Board Member

Advisory Committee
Jeff Haskell
Fletcher McCusker


Board of Directors

Elliot Glicksman is the Past President of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association and sits on the Advisory Board of the National Crime Victims Bar Association. In his 34 years practicing law in Tucson, Elliot has been certified by the Arizona State Bar as a specialist in personal injury by the Arizona Bar Association, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. He has also performed stand-up comedy opening for Jerry Seinfeld, Gilbert Gottfried and Phyllis Diller. He routinely takes Mayor Jonathan Rothschild’s money at poker. His greatest accomplishment is his marriage to wife, Lorraine, and being the father of Jill, Ben and Zach.

Dan Coleman is the composer in residence for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and is founder and managing director of Modern Works Music Publishing. Coleman is originally from New York City and earned a bachelor’s in music at University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in music at The Juilliard School. He began his career as a composer, and his original concert music continues to be performed and recorded by leading American symphonies and chamber ensembles. Coleman has also composed arrangements for popular albums on the Geffen, A&M, and Atlantic record labels, including projects by Lisa Loeb and Calexico, and he has worked as an orchestrator for feature films.

Steven K. Pope  has a background including significant managerial, training and consulting experience. Pope is a veteran of the print and electronic media industries and has also done consulting and training in the internet and financial arenas. Immediately prior to his retirement at the end of 2016 Pope managed the activities of Tucson Local Media in the position of Publisher for the Explorer, Inside Tucson Business, The Foothills News, the Marana News, Tucson Weekly and the Desert Times. Earlier in his career, he has worked in senior management positions for Gannett, Knight Ridder, the Tucson Star, Swift Communications, Media News Group and Huckle Communications and Freedom communications with regional and national responsibilities including the COO position of Huckle Communications.  Pope has also operated his own newspaper and internet consulting company. Pope believes in community service and has served in leadership positions on numerous Boards in every location he has lived. Pope has a special affinity for the arts and has served on the boards or advisory boards of the Paradise Center for the Arts, (MN), the Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, (CO), the Bravo Vail Valley Music Festival, Vail, (CO), the Houston (TX) Theatre Under the Stars, the Arizona Theatre Company, and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance. Not for profit governance, marketing and capacity building are key knowledge areas for Pope and he currently serves on five not for profit boards and serves pro bono as the Vice President of Professional Development for the Southern Arizona Chapter of SCORE. Pope holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, San Bernardino, California in economics and a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills with a concentration in marketing and finance.

Louis Salute’s service to and results for organizations has spanned from coast to coast.  The impact realized through his involvement has transformed nonprofits at the financial, programmatic, and service delivery levels. Recently retired from a distinguished 37-year career with the Boy Scouts of America and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Lou continues to work with non-profits, professionally and as a volunteer to make the community a better place. Having raised annual, capital and endowment dollars from the community over his career gives Lou a unique perspective of not only fund raising, but friend raising.  With a motto of “Good enough isn’t good enough,” Lou has always strived to be “The best of the best,” in all his endeavors with the organizations he guides. Challenges Lou has accepted and results he has attained include successful capital campaigns, retiring substantial organizational short and long-term debt while adding needed staff, establishing balanced operations and initiating an endowment program that secured more than $20-million in commitments in its first five years.  Lou has also successfully taken operating funds to new heights. Lou serves on two non-profit boards in Tucson.  He is currently Vice President of Endowment for the Catalina Council, Boy Scouts of America and Treasurer for Jazz in January. His love for Scouting and passion for jazz continue to motivate Lou’s involvement in the community. Lou is a graduate of Valparaiso University, with a degree in political communications and a minor in journalism.