Board of Directors

The Charlotte Symphony's governing board includes 16 business and community leaders as elected directors and four ex-officio members representing the Charlotte Symphony Chorus, Charlotte Symphony musicians and the Symphony Guild of Charlotte. Elected directors may serve up to two consecutive three-year terms.


2018-19 Officers

Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD, Chairperson
Kimberly C. Parker, Chairperson Elect
Jeffrey Lee, Vice-Chairperson Elect
Brian S. Cromwell, Esq., Immediate Past Chairperson
James A. Young, Treasurer
Mary A. Deissler, President & Chief Executive Officer

2018-19 Directors

Mick Ankrom
Jalal John Azar
John Barquin
Brian Bridgford
Wilton Connor  
Linda McFarland Farthing
Reginald Henderson
David Leitch
Raquel Lynch
Yih-Han Ma
Alex McKinnon
Ulrike W. Miles
Glenn Mincey
*H. Stacy Nicholson
Paul A. Reichs   
*Mike Rutledge
*Robert Rydel
*Carlos Tarazona
Fernando Ycaza

*ex-officio