We are pleased to welcome Carmen Flórez-Mansi to the ABS family, as she will be working with development and donor relations. Carmen joined the team shortly before the Silver Soirée gala and contributed greatly to the success of the event. She is a native of New Mexico and holds degrees from Immaculata College in Philadelphia with additional study at the University of New Mexico. Carmen lives in Napa with her husband, Tom, and her two sons, Thomasluke and Estevan.
For twenty-eight years, Ms. Flórez-Mansi worked in Catholic parishes in Villanova and Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and in Napa, California. Among myriad tasks as a director of liturgy & music she has overseen the development of programs, committees, staff, and musicians. She has a passion for development and special events and has coordinated a royal visit of the Crown Prince and Princess of Spain to Santa Fe; established and cultivated a fund to purchase musical instruments including a Steinway grand piano; and founded the St. Cecelia Institute for Liturgical Arts.
“I am very excited to assist in making the visionary and strategic future goals of American Bach Soloists a reality. I look forward to meeting and interacting with donors and patrons and bringing the treasure of musical excellence to those who have not yet experienced the artistry of ABS. Through building relations and establishing special events for donors in the Bay Area and reaching further into the North and South Bay, I hope to broaden the knowledge of ABS and help to serve the audiences that are so important to the ongoing vision of American Bach Soloists.”