Board of Directors

Policy Statement on Diversity and Inclusion on the League Board of Directors

This statement (PDF) was adopted at the April 2019 meeting of the League Board of Directors.


Douglas M. Hagerman, chair
Milwaukee, WI

Retired, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rockwell Automation, Inc. Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Aaron A. Flagg, vice chair
Yonkers, NY

Chair and Associate Director, Juilliard Jazz Studies Department, The Juilliard School; Treasurer, Strategic Arts Alumni Project; Former board member, Stamford Symphony Orchestra; Former Dean and Professor of Music, The Hartt School, University of Hartford; Freelance trumpeter; and Former Executive Director, Music Conservatory of Westchester

Alan Mason, vice chair
Pacific Grove, CA

Board Member, Monterey Symphony; Managing Director, BlackRock; Prior President, Association of California Symphony Orchestras Board.  Prior board member of Oakland, Santa Rosa and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestras

Melanie Clarke,  secretary
Princeton, NJ

Retired, Executive Director, Princeton Symphony Orchestra; Trustee, Highland Center for the Arts

Chris Doerr, treasurer
Jacksonville, FL

Board Member, Treasurer, past Board chair, Jacksonville Symphony; Board Member, CareCentrix; Board Member, Main Street America Group; Member, Washington University (St. Louis) National Council for Public Health; Fellow, Society of Actuaries; Member, American Academy of Actuaries

Board of Directors

 ǂ – Ex-Officio Member

Burton Alter, Woodbridge, CT

Former Treasurer, League of American Orchestras; Director and Past President, Board of Directors, New Haven Symphony Orchestra; Trustee, National Guild for Community Arts Education; Director, New Haven Symphony Orchestra Foundation; Former Director and Board President, Neighborhood Music School

Alberta Arthurs, New York, NY

Independent Contractor/Commentator on the Arts and Humanities; Senior Fellow, John Brademas Center, New York University; Former Director for Arts and Humanities, Rockefeller Foundation;  Former President, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA; Advisory Committees at the Salzburg Global Seminar, STREB, City as Living Laboratory

ǂ Jennifer Barlament, Atlanta, GA

Chair, League of American Orchestras Group 1 Managers; Executive Director, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Essentials of Orchestra Management, Core Faculty; Anne Parsons Leadership Program, Founding Mentor; Member, Advisory Board, Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta; Member, International Women’s Forum

Janet Cabot, Cross Plains, WI

Advisor, Madison Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors; Member, Board of Directors, Friends of the Overture Concert Organ; Advisor and Past President, Madison Symphony Orchestra League; Formerly: Ex-Officio Member, League Board (June, 2022-June 2023), President of the League’s Volunteer Council, and Managing Director, U.S. Food & Nutrition Practice, Edelman.

Pamela Carter, Franklin, TN

Immediate Past Board Chair, Nashville Symphony; Board Chair of Enbridge Inc.; Board Member of Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Board Member of Broadridge Financial Solutions; Former Attorney General, State of Indiana (First African American Female to be elected in USA); Retired President Cummins Distribution; Former VP-General Counsel Cummins Inc.

ǂ Steve Collins, Hartford, CT

Chair, League of American Orchestras Group 3/4 Managers; President and CEO, Hartford Symphony Orchestra; Chairman, Hartt School/Julius Hartt Musical Foundation Board of Trustees. Formerly: Executive Director, Hartford Symphony Orchestra; Director of Artistic Operations and Administration, Hartford Symphony Orchestra; Executive Director, Waterbury Symphony Orchestra; Education Director, New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Consultant, Greater Bridgeport Symphony. Percussionist, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra

Charles Dickerson III, Los Angeles, CA

Executive Director and Conductor, Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles; Program Director and Conductor, South Side Chicago Youth Orchestra; Director of Special Ensembles, California State University, Dominguez Hills; Director of Music, Rolling Hills United Methodist Church; Director of the Leo Baeck Temple Chorus, Bel Air, CA

Judy Dines, Houston, TX

Flutist, Houston Symphony Orchestra; Performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

Afa S. Dworkin, Ann Arbor, MI

President and Artistic Director, Sphinx Organization; Adjunct faculty, Roosevelt University, Cleveland Institute of Music, University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance; Trustee, Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Trustee, CultureSource

Marisa Eisemann, MD, Dorset, VT

Member and Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors, Albany Symphony (Albany, NY); Board Member, GBICS Bennington (Bennington, VT)

William L. Gettys, Asheville, NC

Director and Finance Committee Chair, Asheville Symphony Orchestra; Former Board President, Executive Director Search Committee Chair, Development Committee Chair, Government Relations Committee Chair, and Nominating & Governance Committee Chair, Asheville Symphony Orchestra; Former Executive Director, Healthcare IT; Former Principal Product Manager, Digital Equipment Corporation, Oracle Corporation

Gary Ginstling, New York, NY

President and CEO, New York Philharmonic; Chair, League Advocacy and Communications Committee; Board Member, Electronic Media Association; Formerly: Executive Director, National Symphony Orchestra; Chief Executive Officer, Indianapolis Symphony; General Manager, The Cleveland Orchestra; Director of Communications and External Affairs, San Francisco Symphony; Executive Director, Berkeley Symphony; Clarinet Fellow, New World Symphony

Mary Louise Gorno, Chicago, IL

Managing Director, Ingenuity International Executive Search Consultants; Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, University of Chicago; Chair, Smart Museum of Art

Jim Hasler, Oakland, CA

Retired, Director of Marketing Development, The Clorox Company; Member, Former President, and Marketing Committee Chair, Board of Directors, Oakland Symphony

Jamei Haswell, Santa Rosa, CA

Director and former Board Chair, Santa Rosa Symphony; Vice Chair and Chair of Governance, Association of California Symphony Orchestras; Retired Corporate Executive and Engineer

Sharon D. Hatchett, Aurora IL

Member, League of American Orchestras Volunteer Council; Principal, The Hatchett Group LLC; Past President, Southside Friends of the Chicago Sinfonietta; President, Together is Better Alliance NFP; Member, Council of Legal Advisors Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Member, Advisory Board, Coaster Cycles; Retired, Global Leader – Information Technology Legal Matters, General Motors; and former Board Member, Detroit Institute of Arts, Friends of Modern & Contemporary Art

Paul B. Higginbotham, Middleton, WI

Board Member, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra; Formerly: Municipal Judge, City of Madison, WI; Judge, Wisconsin Circuit Court and later, Wisconsin Court of Appeals; Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, WI; Private Practice; Staff to Dane County Executive Richard J. Phelps for Minority Affairs; Acting Executive Director of the Madison Equal Opportunities Commission; Fellow, Wisconsin Foundation

ǂ Russell Jones, Stamford, CT

Chair League of American Orchestras Group 5/6 Managers; President and CEO Orchestra Lumos, formerly Stamford Symphony. Previous posts include: Director of Major Gifts, New York Philharmonic; VP, Marketing and Membership, League of American Orchestras; Director of the Association of British Orchestras; Orchestra Manager, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, UK

Mark Jung, Wellesley, MA

Internet and Mobile Executive Mentor; Board Member, Keynote Systems, Ness Computing, Inmar, and Right to Play International; Board of Governors, San Francisco Symphony; Former CEO, Vudu; Former Chief Operating Officer, Fox Interactive Media (FIM); Co-founder and former CEO, IGN Entertainment

Leslie Lassiter, Los Angeles, CA

Immediate Past President, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Chair Elect, Bang on a Can; Retired, Managing Director and head of the Entertainment Practice, JPMorgan Private Bank, L.A.

John Loder, Dedham, MA

Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP; Trustee and Vice Chair, Boston Symphony Orchestra; Trustee and Secretary, New England Conservatory of Music

John Lofton, Philadelphia, PA

Bass Trombonist, Los Angeles Philharmonic; Toured and recorded with the Cleveland Orchestra; Performed with the San Francisco Symphony and the Santa Fe Opera; Began his professional career as Bass Trombonist with the State Orchestra of Mexico (Toluca), followed by the Honolulu Symphony, and the Phoenix Symphony

Kjristine Lund, Seattle, WA

Board Member, Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Principal in Charge, Lund Consulting

Michael R. Mayton, Little Rock, AR

Ex-officio member of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Board; Member, National Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors serving on various committees; Past Chair, NSO National Trustees; Member of the Foundation Board of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts; Former Board Member, Arkansas Museum of Discovery; President, CEO and Senior Trustee, Stella Boyle Smith Trust; Lawyer in private practice specializing in the defense of employers and insurance carriers

Robert W. McDonald, Cincinnati, OH

Immediate Past Chair, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Chair, Taft Cincinnati Business Practice Group; President, Association for Corporate Growth Cincinnati; Co-Founder, The Brandery; Executive Committee Member, InnovateOhio; Board Member, Main Street Ventures; Member, MORTAR Cincinnati Board of Directors

Mitch Menchaca, Phoenix, AZ

Director, City of Phoenix Department of Arts and Culture; Board Member, Arizona Community Foundation; Board Member, Latinos Lead; Former Executive Director, Association of California Symphony Orchestras; Former Chief Operating Officer, Chorus America; Former Department Director, Americans for the Arts; Former Senior Program Director, Arizona Commission on the Arts

David Alan Miller, Albany, NY

Conductor and Music Director, Albany Symphony

Jennifer Mondie, Washington DC

Violist, National Symphony; Chairman of the National Symphony Orchestra Committee; former Member-at-Large, ICSOM Governing Board; former Violist, Colorado Symphony Orchestra

Catherine C. Moye, Spokane, WA

Owner and Designated Broker, Windermere Real Estate; Past President, Board of Trustees, Spokane Symphony; Real Estate Commissioner for the State of Washington; Trustee, Spokane Symphony Endowment

Robert Naparstek, MD, FACOEM, Providence, RI

President, Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School; A public health doctor specializing in Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Board Member, Sophia Academy for underserved girls, providing an excellent music program via the Rhode Island Philharmonic School; Named National Trustee by the governor of RI, representing the State, to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center; Served as board member of the “Center for Reconciliation”  confronting Rhode Island’s role in the history of American Slavery; Served on the Board of “The Public’s Radio” (RI NPR)

ǂ Lindsey Nova, Pittsburgh, PA

Chair, League of American Orchestra Youth Orchestra Division; Executive Director, Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras; Member, Pittsburgh Youth Chorus Board of Directors. Formerly: Member of Artistic Advisory Council, Pittsburgh Public Schools; Board Member, Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra; Director of Operations, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera; Convention/Editorial staff for CS Music

Mary Carr Patton, New York, NY

Board of Directors, New York Pops; Honorary Board Member, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Mark Peacock, MD, Nashville, TN

Interim Chair, Nashville Symphony; Physician, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care, Midstate Pulmonary; Member, Board of Governors, Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation; former chief of staff, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital (Nashville, TN)

Henry Peyrebrune, Cleveland, OH

Bassist, Cleveland Orchestra; President, Board of Trustees, NoteWorthy Federal Credit Union (Cleveland, OH) and The Lyceum (South Euclid, OH); former Board Member, Broadway School of Music and the Arts (Cleveland, OH)

Alan Pierson, New York, NY

Artistic Director and Conductor, Alarm Will Sound; former Artistic Director and Conductor, Brooklyn Philharmonic; Principal Conductor, Crash Ensemble (Dublin, Ireland); Visiting Faculty Conductor, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the Eastman School of Music

Patricia A. Richards, Salt Lake City, UT

Retired Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; Member and Former Chair, Board of Trustees, Utah Symphony | Opera; Former Chair, Board of Governors, Salt Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce; Board of Trustees, Westminster College, Salt Lake City

ǂ James Roe, New York, NY

League of American Orchestra Group 2 Managers; President and Executive Director, Orchestra of St. Luke’s; Board member, Imani Winds Foundation; Former President and CEO, New Jersey Symphony; Former Artistic and Executive Director, Helicon Foundation; and a professional oboist in New York City

David Roth, West Hartford, CT

Senior Managing Partner, South Ocean Capital Partners, Inc. Formerly: Board Member, League of American Orchestras (June, 2014 to June, 2018), Principal and Managing Director of WLD Enterprises, Inc., and Partner, Levy & Droney, P.C.

Daniel Bernard Roumain, Harlem, NY

Composer, violinist, band-leader, educator, curator, and arts administrator; Member and Director of Education, Sozo Artists, Inc.; Member, Board of Directors, Artist Committee, and Conference Committee Co-Chair, APAP; Member, Board of Directors, Creative Capital

Charles (Chuck) Schweizer, Seattle WA

Member, Lewis & Clark Advisors LLC; Board Director, Stifel, Nicholas & Co., St. Louis; Member, Advisory Board of the Institute for Prostate Cancer Research, Seattle, WA. Formerly: Board Director and Audit Committee Chair, Seattle Symphony; General Counsel, President, CEO, and Board Chair, Kennedy Capital Management

Pratichi Shah, Chevy Chase, MD

President and CEO, Flourish Talent Management Solutions

Helen Shaffer, Houston, TX

Past President, Volunteer Council, League of American Orchestras; Past President, Association of Major Symphony Orchestra Volunteers; Governing Director, Houston Symphony

ǂ Laurie Skjerseth, Venice, Florida

President, Volunteer Council, League of American Orchestras; Past President and Member, Volunteers for Symphony, Quad City Symphony Orchestra; Member of the Venice Friends, Venice Symphony Orchestra. Retired Music Educator (Vocal Music Pre K-College) and Coordinator of Education for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra

Daniel Song, Los Angeles, CA

Chief Operating Officer, Los Angeles Philharmonic; former Vice President, Philharmonic and Production, Los Angeles Philharmonic; former Vice President and General Manager, Aspen Music Festival and School

Trine Sorensen, Palo Alto, CA

Vice-Chair, Board of Governors, San Francisco Symphony; Chair, Musical Advisory Board, Bienen School of Music Northwestern University; Global Council, Juilliard School;  Stanford Live Advisory Council, Stanford University;  Former Accenture Consulting Change Management

Isaac Thompson, Portland, OR

President and CEO, Oregon Symphony; Former Managing Director, New York Philharmonic; Former Director of Artistic Administration, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Former Vice President of Artistic Planning, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Alan D. Valentine, Nashville, TN

President and CEO, Nashville Symphony; Steering Committee, Nashville’s Agenda; Former Board Member, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Nashville Chapter), Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Arts Coalition, Association of Non-Profit Executives, Center for Nonprofit Management, Nashville Downtown Partnership and Nashville City Club

Robert J. Wagner, Boonton, NJ

Principal Bassoonist, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

ǂ Elizabeth (Libby) Watson, Adrian, MI

Chair, League of American Orchestras Group 7/8 Managers; Executive Director, Adrian Symphony Orchestra; Adjunct Professor of Arts Management, Adrian College

Sheila J. Williams, Newport, KY

Author; Member and Vice-Chair of Community Engagement, Board of Directors, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

ǂ Simon Woods, New York, NY

President and CEO, League of American Orchestras; Former Interim Executive Director, Grand Teton Music Festival; Former Chief Executive, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Former President and CEO, Seattle Symphony and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; and Former Vice President of Artistic Planning and Operations, The Philadelphia Orchestra

Edward (Ed) Yim, New York, NY

Chief Content Officer, WQXR-FM New York; Former President and CEO, American Composers Orchestra; Former Vice President, Artistic Planning, New York Philharmonic; Former Director of Artistic Planning, Los Angeles Philharmonic and New York City Opera.

League of American Orchestras’ Emeritus Board

Brent Assink

Former Executive Director, San Francisco Symphony; former President, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Malcolm McDougal Brown

Retired Rheumatologist; Board Member, Winston-Salem Symphony.

Trish Bryan

Director Emeritus, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Bruce E. Clinton

Chairman and CEO of The Clinton Companies, a diversified real estate practice based in Chicago, until his retirement in 2005. Mr. Clinton was an active member of the Board of the League of American Orchestras from 2003 through 2018, serving as the Chair of the Finance Committee from 2006 until 2014. Chairman/CEO, The Clinton Family Fund; Trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden; Member of the Visiting Committee, Department of Humanities, University of Chicago.

Peter D. Cummings

CEO, Peter D. Cummings & Associates; Former Chairman, Detroit Symphony Orchestra; former Board Member, New York Philharmonic; Board Member, Comercia Bank; Advisory Committee Member, Detroit Science Center; Chairman, Ram Development Company.

Henry Fogel

Dean Emeritus, Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University; former President and CEO, League of American Orchestras; former President and CEO of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; former Executive Director, National Symphony Orchestra.

Catherine French

Founder, Catherine French Group; Board Member, The Washington Chorus; Board Member, New York Pops; former President and CEO, League of American Orchestras.

Marian Godfrey

Former Senior Director, Culture Initiatives, The Pew Charitable Trusts; Board Member, Beth Morrison Projects; Member, Advisory Council of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute; Cultural Advisor, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation; Founding Chair, National Arts Policy Roundtable convened by Americans for the Arts and the Sundance Institute

Carole Haas Gravagno

Trustee of the Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia Zoo, Play on Philly (an innovative education and social initiative that provides opportunities for personal development to children through the study of music), and the Stoneleigh Foundation (which supports fellows exploring innovative, collaborative, cross-system reform to the child welfare and juvenile justice systems to provide new solutions to improving child well-being). Carole is an Emeritus Trustee of Intercultural Journeys and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.

Lou Mason

Lou Mason

Past Board Chair, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra; Past Board Chair, League of American Orchestras.

Lowell J. Noteboom

Partner, Stinson Leonard Street LLP; Member and Former Chair, Board of Directors, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Trustee and Chair of Governance Committee, Curtis Institute of Music; Trustee, Spring for Music, NYC; Trustee and Chair of Governance Committee, Northland College, Ashland, WI

Steven C. Parrish

Member, Steve Parrish Consulting Group, LLC; Member and Former Chairman, Board of Directors, Stamford Symphony Orchestra; Board Chair, Safe Horizon; Member, Board of Directors, Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation; Former Senior Vice President, Altria Group, Inc.

Jesse Rosen

Lecturer, University of Michigan; Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation; Board Member, Gateways Music Festival; Former President and CEO League of American Orchestras

Robert B. Rosoff

Former Executive Director, Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra.

Connie Steensma

Trustee Emeritus, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Board, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival.

Penny Van Horn

Penny Van Horn

Life Trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chair of the Solti Foundation U.S.

In Memoriam

We salute our late Emeritus Directors for their dedication, commitment, and long service to the League and our field.

William P. Blair III, Canton, OH
Emeritus Director

Richard M. Cisek, North Oaks, MN
Emeritus Director 

Anne Parsons, Detroit, MI
Emeritus Director

Cynthia Sargent, Captiva, FL
Emeritus Director

Albert K. Webster, New York, NY
Emeritus Director

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