Board of DirectorsIn This Section
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
Retired, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rockwell Automation, Inc. Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Melanie Clarke, vice chair
Retired, Executive Director, Princeton Symphony Orchestra; Trustee, Highland Center for the ArtsExecutive Director, Princeton Symphony Orchestra; Trustee, Highland Center for the ArtsRetired, Executive Director, Princeton Symphony Orchestra; Trustee, Highland Center for the Arts
Steven C. Parrish, vice chair
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.
Aaron A. Flagg, secretary
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
Burton Alter, treasurer
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
ǂ – Ex-Officio Member
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
Gloria dePasquale, Narbeth, PA
Cellist, The Philadelphia Orchestra and The dePasquale String Quartet; Member, Board of Directors and Executive Board, The Philadelphia Orchestra; Chairman, Orchestra Members’ Education Committee and The Philadelphia 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
Marisa Eisemann, MD, Dorset, VT
Member and Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors, Albany Symphony (Albany, NY); Board Member, GBICS Bennington (Bennington, VT)
ǂGary Ginstling, Washington D.C.
Executive Director, National Symphony Orchestra; 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
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 East Bay Symphony
Sharon D. Hatchett, Aurora IL. Member
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
ǂCindy Kidwell, Tyler, TX
Past President of the Women’s Symphony League of Tyler and former Board member of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra Association; League of American Orchestras Volunteer Council President
Jennifer Koh, New York, NY
Violinist; Founder and Artistic Director, ARCO Collaborative
Hugh W. Long, New Orleans, LA
Board President, 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, Healdsburg, CA
Managing Director, BlackRock; President, Board of Directors, Association of California Symphony Orchestras; Board Member, Santa Rosa Symphony; Former Trustee, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Anthony McGill, New York, NY
Principal Clarinet, NY Philharmonic; Former Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Faculty, the Juilliard School, the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Bard College Conservatory of Music and Manhattan School of Music
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
Lowell J. Noteboom, Minneapolis, MN
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
Howard Palefsky, Atlanta, GA
Board Member and Immediate Past Chair, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Board Member, The Atlanta Opera; Chair Elect, Atlanta History Center; member, Victoria Capital Management, Inc.; Member, Young Presidents Organization
Mary 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
David M. Roth, Hartford, CT
Board Member, Hartford Symphony Orchestra; Senior Managing Partner, South Ocean Capital Partners Inc.; Trustee, Lafayette College; Director, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center; Trustee, Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts; Trustee, Greater Hartford Arts Council; Director, Romanian-American Enterprise Fund
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
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
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
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.
* – Deceased
Executive Director, The Fuller Foundation; 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.
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.
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.
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.
Past Board Chair, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra; Past Board Chair, League of American Orchestras.
Robert B. Rosoff
Former Executive Director, Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra.
Life Trustee, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Board Member, Peninsula Music Festival; former Board Member, Hull House Association.
Trustee Emeritus, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Board, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival.
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.