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

Jalal John Azar
John Barquin
Barrie Benson  
Wilton Connor  
Yih-Han Ma
Linda McFarland Farthing
John Harris         
Reginald Henderson      
Raquel Lynch
Ulrike W. Miles
Glenn Mincey
Paul A. Reichs   
*Mike Rutledge
*Robert Rydel
*Jay Tillman

*ex-officio