Teresa Medearis

CATEGORY: Philanthropists
COMPANY: San Francisco Opera Guild
INDUSTRY: Philanthropy

WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE: Opera Guild director and third-generation San Franciscan, Medearis is armed with her masters in engineering management from Stanford, and she has held management positions at Hewlett-Packard and Price Waterhouse. She is active on a number of boards and committees throughout the Bay Area, and served as co-chair for the opening night gala of Macy’s Passport in 2003. Her two-year tenure as president of the Opera Guild ended last year, at which time she was asked to co-chair Opera Ball 2009, along with Adrianna Pope Sullivan.