(retired) President and Founder
Asset Communications, Inc.
USUO Board member since July 2002 (prior to that, Utah Opera Company Board member since 1999)
Joanne Shiebler founded Asset Communications, Inc. and was President until 2009. Prior to that, Joanne was the Vice President of Sales/Marketing and Associate Publisher of Registered Representative and Personal Investor magazines at Plaza Communications in New York. Joanne also founded Current newspapers, a chain of suburban weekly newspapers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, which grew to a multi-million dollar enterprise. After selling the newspapers to a national media company, Joanne worked as a business and marketing consultant for McGraw-Hill Book Company.
Joanne was elected to the Utah Opera Board of Trustees in 1999 and has continued to serve on the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Board of Trustees since the 2002 merger of the organization. She was elected to serve as one of three Vice Chairs beginning in 2019, chairs the President’s Roundtable, and is a member of the Executive Committee. She co-chaired the 2015-16 USUO CEO Selection Committee that identified Paul Meecham to lead the organization and also co-chaired the 2017 Evening with Renée Fleming fundraising gala in celebration of Utah Opera’s 40th Anniversary Season that netted more than $360,000 to support USUO’s extensive education and outreach programs. She and her husband, Bill Shiebler, both serve on the Deer Valley® Music Festival Executive Council and, through their philanthropy as members of the DVMF Founders Trust, were instrumental in the creation of the festival which celebrated its 15th Season in 2018. They were also Co-Chairs of USUO’s Campaign for Perpetual Motion, along with Jesselie and Scott Anderson, Kem and Carolyn Gardner, and Gail Miller and Kim Wilson, which raised substantial funds to celebrate the orchestra’s 75th Anniversary and to propel the organization into future success.