Sara Billmann affiliated with WolfBrown in 2008. She serves as director of marketing and communications for the University Musical Society (UMS), a 130-year-old presenting organization on the University of Michigan campus that connects audiences and performing artists in uncommon and engaging experiences. As one of the leading marketers in the presenting field, she oversees the strategic and creative campaigns for a 50-event/70-performance season. Most recently, she worked closely with Alan Brown as co-chair of the Major University Presenters Values and Impact Study, a two-year, $400,000 initiative commissioned and funded by 14 university-based presenters to study the intrinsic impacts of a live performance and the values and motivations driving performing arts attendance and donations.
Sara received an MBA from Stanford University with additional certification in nonprofit management and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English from the University of Michigan. Prior to working at UMS, she was employed by San Francisco Opera as a financial analyst. A recovering oboist, she resides in Ann Arbor with her husband and two children, Elisabeth and Harry.