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, Vice-Chairperson
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