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.

2017-18 Officers

Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD, Chairperson Elect
Brian S. Cromwell, Esq., Immediate Past Chairperson
Mary A. Deissler, President & Chief Executive Officer

2017-18 Directors

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