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

Melanie Clarke,  vice chair
Princeton, NJ

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

Aaron A. Flagg, secretary
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

Howard Palefsky, treasurer
Atlanta, GA

Board Member and Immediate Past Chair, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Board Member, The Atlanta Opera; Chair, Atlanta History Center; member, Victoria Capital Management, Inc.; Member, Young Presidents Organization

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 in the Arts and Humanities; Former Director for Arts and Humanities, Rockefeller Foundation; Board Chairman, National Video Resources; Board Member, Yaddo, The American Place Theater, Exit Art, and Works and Process at the Guggenheim

ǂKathryn Boucher, Spartanburg, SC

Executive Director, Spartanburg Philharmonic; Chair, League of American Orchestras Group 7/8 Managers

Lorenzo Candelaria, Nashville, TN

Dean, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University; former Dean, School of the Arts, SUNY Purchase; former Associate Provost, University of Texas at El Paso; former Professor of Musicology, University of Texas at Austin and Yale Institute of Sacred Music (visiting); 2009 Recipient, Robert M. Stevenson Prize for Outstanding Scholarship on the Music of Spain and Latin America

ǂRosina Cannizzaro, Colchester, VT

Executive Director, Vermont Youth Orchestra; Chair, League of American Orchestras Youth Orchestra Division

Carmen Amalia Corrales, Maplewood, N.J.

Retired Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Trustee, incoming Secretary of the Board, and Co-Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and member of the Executive Committee, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; incoming Secretary of the Board of Governors and member of the Executive Committee, Reconstructing Judaism; Vice-President and Chair of the Development Committee of the Board of Directors, Newark School of the Arts

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

Chris Doerr, 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

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)

Gary Ginstling, Washington D.C.

Executive Director, National Symphony Orchestra; Former Chair, League of American Orchestras Group 1 Managers; Former CEO, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra; Former General Manager, The Cleveland Orchestra

Marian A. Godfrey, Richmond, MA

Retired; Former Senior Director, Culture Initiatives, The Pew Charitable Trusts; Founding Chair, National Arts Policy Roundtable; Member, Board of Overseers, Curtis Institute of Music; Cultural Advisor, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation; Board member, The Poetry Foundation; Founding Chair, National Arts Policy Roundtable of Americans for the Arts and the Sundance Institute

Lina González-Granados, Philadelphia, PA  

Chicago Symphony Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprentice, Conducting Fellow of The Philadelphia Orchestra

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

ǂ Daniel Hart, Buffalo, NY

President and Executive Director, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Chair, League of American Orchestras Group 2 Managers; Former participant of the League’s Orchestra Management Fellowship Program; He trained through residencies with The Cleveland Orchestra, the Colorado Springs Symphony, and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; Served as Assistant Manager & Development Director of the Kansas City Symphony; Former Executive Director with the Baton Rouge Symphony, Colorado Springs Symphony, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and Columbus Symphony Orchestra; Former Board Member, Young Audiences of Western New York

Jim Hasler, Oakland, CA

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

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

ǂ Rhonda Hunsinger, Columbia, SC

Executive Director, South Carolina Philharmonic; Chair, League of American Orchestras Group 5/6 Managers; Former Board Member, One Columbia for Arts & Culture, Lexington Village Square Theatre, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals; Riley Institute Fellow, Diversity Leaders Initiative, Furman University

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

Andrea Kalyn, Boston, MA.

President, New England Conservatory of Music; Board Member, WGBH; Former Dean of the Conservatory and Professor of Music, Oberlin College

Jennifer Koh, New York, NY

Violinist; Founder and Artistic Director, ARCO Collaborative

*Hugh W. Long, New Orleans, LA

Past President and a Life Trustee, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra; Professor of Health Systems Management, Tulane University; Member, Governing Board, LCMC Health; Chair, Governing Board, Touro Infirmary

Kjristine Lund, Seattle, WA

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

Alan Mason, Santa Rosa, CA

Managing Director, BlackRock; Prior President, Association of California Symphony Orchestras Board and Trustee of Santa Rosa Symphony and Philharmonia Baroque

ǂ Julie Meredith, Bountiful, UT

President, Volunteer Council, League of American Orchestras; Board Member, NOVA Chamber Music Series; Former President, Utah Symphony Guild; Owner, Meredith String, LLC; Former Legislative Affairs Specialist, NASA

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

Alfred P. Moore, Minneapolis, MN

Retired President, Fiserv Health (now UMR division, United Healthcare); Board Member, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Board Member and former Chair, American Composers Forum; Vice-President, Board of Directors, VocalEssence; Member and former Chair, Board of Directors, American Players Theatre

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)

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

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

ǂJeff vom Saal, Spokane, WA.

Executive Director, Spokane Symphony & Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox; Chair, League of American Orchestras Groups 3/4 Managers; Former Executive Director, Marin Symphony (2012-16), Quad City Symphony Orchestra (2007-12), Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra (2005-07), and at age 23, the Metrowest Youth Symphony, Framingham, MA

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

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

Member, Board of Governors, San Francisco Symphony; Board Member, Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Member, Global Council, Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center; Board Member, Music@Menlo; Member, Advisory Council, Stanford Live, Stanford University; Advisory Board, Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University; Former Accenture Consultant in Change Management and Systems and Organizational Redesign; Hospital Administrator, California Pacific Medical Center

Isaac Thompson, New York, NY

Managing Director, New York Philharmonic; Board Chair, Hotel Elefant; Former Director of Artistic Administration, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Former Vice President of Artistic Planning, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

ǂ Melia Tourangeau, Pittsburgh, PA

President and CEO, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Chair, League of American Orchestras Group 1 Managers; Former President and CEO, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera; Former CEO, Grand Rapids Symphony; Former Education Coordinator, Akron 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

Sheila J. Williams, Newport, KY

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

ǂSimon 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

 * – Deceased

Brent Assink

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

William P. Blair, III

Attorney at Law, the William P. Blair Company; Past President and Board Member, Canton Symphony Orchestra Association; Chair, The National Cultural Alliance; Chair, Alliance of Arts Advocates; President, Ohio Citizens Committee for the Arts; Executive Committee, The Metropolitan Opera National Council.

Malcolm McDougal Brown

Retired Rheumatologist; Board Member, Winston-Salem Symphony.

Trish Bryan

Director Emeritus, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

*Richard M. Cisek

Former President and CEO, Minnesota Orchestra; former Associate, Management Consultants for the Arts.

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.

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.

*Anne Parsons

President Emeritus, Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Former posts included: Board Member, Cultural Alliance of Southeast Michigan (now CultureSource); Midtown Detroit, Inc., and New Detroit; Trustee, Curtis Institute of Music and Friends of the Detroit School of the Arts; Advisory Board, Sphinx Organization; General Manager, New York City Ballet and Hollywood Bowl; Orchestra Manager, Boston Symphony Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra.

Robert B. Rosoff

Former Executive Director, Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra.

Cynthia Sargent

Life Trustee, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Board Member, Peninsula Music Festival; former Board Member, Hull House Association.

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.

*Albert K. Webster

Board Member, American Composers Orchestra; former Managing Director, New York Philharmonic from 1975 – 1990.

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