Ellen Andrews

Operations Director
Managing day-to-day operations, Ellen Andrews brings a high level of commitment and a wealth of experience to the Panama City Symphony.

As Operations Director, she plays a vital role in community engagement and outreach, supporting the board of directors, staff, and musicians. She fosters donor and patron stewardship and oversees logistical aspects of the symphony’s events and programming.  With a diverse background in the non-profit and financial sectors, Ellen’s experience in customer service, operations, development, relationship building, program management, and public speaking have brought enhanced operational efficacy to the symphony.

Possessing a strong sense of civic responsibility, she has served as a Loaned Executive and Company Campaign Leader for the United Way of Northwest Florida, volunteered with the Northwest Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross, and has been an enthusiastic participant in numerous community events in Bay County. She is currently a member of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee.

For her work with surviving military families, she received the Thomas G. Carroll Outstanding Service Award from the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. Ellen’s writing skills have been showcased in national publications and was invited by former Congressman Jeff Miller (FL District 1) to contribute to special constituent messages.

A Panama City native, Ellen attended Gulf Coast State College with focused studies in Journalism and History.  Away from the symphony, she has completed 10K events at the Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Virginia as well as running events in the local area and is an avid sports fan.

Jordan Hale

Personnel Manager / Librarian

Jordan Hale joins the Panama City Symphony as the orchestra’s Personnel Manager and Librarian in May 2024, having performed with the ensemble since 2019. Originally from Bettendorf, Iowa, Hale earned a bachelor’s degree in music performance from DePaul University and a master’s degree in music performance from Rutgers University. His mentors include Marc Damoulakis, principal percussionist of the Cleveland Orchestra; David Herbert, principal timpanist of the Chicago Symphony; Kyle Zerna, assistant principal timpanist of the New York Philharmonic; and Joseph Tompkins, a prominent freelancer and composer based in the New York area. Alongside his roles with PCS, Hale serves as assistant principal percussionist of the Northwest Florida Symphony, regularly performs with the Pensacola Symphony and Sinfonia Gulf Coast, and is an instructor at Gulf Coast State College.