Board of Directors

Mr. Steve Karr
Board Chair
Retired Employment Attorney
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Dr. Frank James
Board Chair Elect
Co-Chair, Philanthropy Task Force
Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Dr. Edward Abraham
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Mr. Jim Apple
Retired Industrial Engineering Consultant
Mr. Thomas Bornemann
Principal, Carolinas Market
Ernst & Young
Dr. Malcolm McD. Brown
Education Committee Chair
Retired Physician
Ms. Pam Cash
Manager of Financial Planning
Mr. William F. Clingman, III
Retired R.J. Reynolds Executive
Ms. Tracey Banks Coan
Ex officio
Youth Orchestras Council Chair
Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Academic Engagement
Wake Forest University School of Law
Ms. Beth Cox
K-5 Music Teacher
Middle Fork Elementary
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Mr. Jim Dossinger
Retired Exxon Executive
Mr. Brad Friesen
Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A.
Mr. Gerry Gunzenhauser
GRG Associates
Retired R.J. Reynolds Executive
Rep. Ed Hanes, Jr.
Monticello Park, LLC
Ms. Sonny Haynes
Litigation Associate
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
Ms. Sue Henderson
Regional Managing Director
Wells Fargo Private Bank
Dr. Charles Hicks
Retired Chair, Fine Arts Department
Winston-Salem State University
Mr. Bill Hollan, III
Principal, Investment Counselor
Arbor Investment Advisors
Dr. Gregory Holthusen
Retired President
Orthopaedic Specialists of the Carolinas, P.A.
Mr. Mark Holton
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Reynolds American
Ms. Joia M. Johnson
Immediate Past Board Chair
EVP & General Counsel
Hanesbrands, Inc.
Ms. J. Alexandra Johnston
Ex officio
Orchestra Committee Chair
Mr. Steve Koelsch
Senior Vice President & Business Banking Manager
Greater Forsyth Business Banking Team
Wells Fargo
Ms. Barbara Lentz
Associate Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing & Research
Wake Forest University School of Law
Dr. David B. Levy
Artistic Task Force Chair
Professor of Music
Wake Forest University
Mr. Jeff Lindsay
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Novant Health
Dr. Michael P. Lischke
Director, Northwest AHEC
Assistant Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Mrs. Eileen Major
Retired Human Resources Executive
Ms. Ann Fritchman Merkel
Chief Customer Officer – Intimates
Hanesbrands, Inc.
Dr. Steve Mizel
Human Resources & Governance Committee Chair
Venue Task Force Chair
Innovation Task Force Chair
Retired – Department of Microbiology & Immunology
WFU Health Sciences
Maestro Robert Moody
Ex officio
Music Director
Winston-Salem Symphony
Mr. David L. Olson, C.P.A., M.B.A.
Technology Task Force Chair
Graduate Arts Management Faculty
UNC School of the Arts
Mr. Perry Peterson
Peterson/Gordon Architects, P.A.
Dr. Cindy Rothschild
Nominating Committee Chair
Kilpatrick Stockton, L.L.P.
Dr. Eric J. Sadler
Maetsra D’Walla Simmons Burke
Director of Choral & Vocal Studies
Winston-Salem State University
Mr. Matt Triplett
Associate Attorney – Corporate & Securities
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
Mrs. Mary Tucker
Retired Insurance Professional
Ms. Claire Tuttle
Community Volunteer
Former Advertising & Marketing Consultant
Mrs. E. Merritt Vale
Ex officio
President & CEO
Winston-Salem Symphony
Ms. Borgia Walker
Finance & Audit Committee
Gift Acceptance Committee Chair
Senior Director, Health & Wellness
Reynolds American
Ms. Debbie Wesley-Farrington
Chorale Council Chair
Cardiology Nurse Manager, Intervention Research Director
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Ms. Yvette Willard
Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness
Reynolds American
Mr. Matt York
Co-Chair, Philanthropy Task Force
Wall Babcock, LLP

69 Years of Symphony Association
Board Chairs

Winston-Salem Symphony
Founded and managed by Salem College 1946 – 1948

Dr. Charles G. Vardell, Jr., Dean, School of Music
Clifford E. Blair, Voice Professor and Head of Voice and Opera Dramatics Departments

The Winston-Salem Symphony expresses its sincere gratitude to the following civic leaders who have served the Winston-Salem Symphony Association as Board Presidents:

Mr. Paul Kolb   1947-1948
Mr. Charles Vardell, Jr.   1949-1950
Mrs. Anne Strickland   1963-1965
Mr. Wade Gallant   1965-1966
Mr. George Mountcastle   1970-1971
Mr. Gene Lucas   1978-1979
Mrs. Madeleine Van Metre   1981-1982
Mr. George Lautemann   1982-1984
Mr. John Willingham   1984-1985
Ms. Nancy Dunn   1985-1988
Mr. Paul Wiles   1988-1990
Mr. John Anderson   1990-1992
Mr. Nick Daves   1992-1993
Mr. Dick Deem   1993-1994
Mr. Jim Fowler   1994-1995
Mr. Gerry Gunzenhauser   1995-1997
Mr. J.D. Wilson   1997-1999
Mr. Lee Martin   1999-2000
Ms. Kim Whitaker   2000-2001
Mr. William R. Watson   2001-2003
Mr. James Dossinger   2003-2005
Dr. Michael Lischke   2005-2007
Mr. Ray McKinney   2007–2009
Mr. Roger Bear 2009-2011
Mr. Michael L. Rogers 2011 – 2013
Ms. Joia M. Johnson 2013-2015
Mr. Steve Karr 2015-2017

Coming Soon:
Doc Severinsen

Doc Severinsen

Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Doc Severinsen, trumpet
Robert Moody, conductor

HEEERE’s DOC! Enjoy the swinging sounds of big band jazz as special guest Doc Severinsen joins Robert Moody and the Winston-Salem Symphony. Bandleader of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson for over 30 years, Doc will bring his trumpet, style, and air to Reynolds Auditorium for a night of incredible music!

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