The organization is governed by a versatile and diverse Board of Directors, its Emeritus Directors, and an Advisory Board. These groups oversee all aspects of the organization’s operations, from artist selection and promotion, to financial development and educational outreach programs. Our boards and advisory groups are made up of community leaders, business leaders, educators and professionals interested in promoting the arts in Charlotte and its surroundings.


Pamela Furr


Paul Anderson
Pamela D. Ashley
Kim Beal
Susan M. Cybulski
Howard L. Freese
Sarah Belk Gambrell
Ervin Gourdine
Karen Kropp
Dareion Malone
Pamela Pearson
Martha S. Purser
Jewel Warlick
Dr. Shawn-Allyce White
Gail Brinn Wilkins


Diane Lumpkin Peery

Executive Director

Amanda P. Winters

Executive Assistant


Dale Polsky


Christina Beekman-Chin
Mark Erwin
Sandy Hamilton
Chad Holland
Polly Hollis
Gene A. Hoots
Barbara Laughlin
Carolyn G. McMahon
Steve Nelli
Lee E. Northcutt
Christa Overcash
Dr. Chuck Peach
Rosalie Reynolds
Nelia Verano
David Wynn
Anne Yudell

Directors Emeritus

Sarah Belk Gambrell
Sam H. McMahon, Jr.