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National Symphony Orchestra
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
Phone: 202-416-8100
Fax: 202-416-8105

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 101510
Arlington, VA 22210

National Symphony Orchestra Association Board of Directors
Christoph Eschenbach - Music Director

The NSO Board of Directors is comprised of civic, business, cultural and philanthropic leaders with interests in the Washington metropolitan area. The NSO Board is the governing body of the National Symphony Orchestra and helps to direct and carry out the artistic mission of the NSO. The Board meets four times annually and participates in many social functions and events with NSO Musicians and guest artists throughout the year.


Mrs. Jeanne Weaver Ruesch - Chairman
Mr. Terry D. McCallister - President
Ms. Anne K. Altman - Treasurer
Mr. Robert S. Feinberg - Secretary
Mrs. Tina B. Small - Vice President, Community Development
Ms. Thelma Duggin - Vice President, Development and Special Events
Ms. Joan Bialek - Vice President, Nomination and Membership

Executive Committee
(Composed of the officers of the Association and the following)

Dr. Christine Dingivan
Mrs. Ann B. Friedman
Mrs. Linda Bell Mercuro
Mrs. Irene Pollin
Mr. Roger W. Sant
Mr. Earl W. Stafford, Sr.
Dr. Paul G. Stern


Mr. Martin K. Alloy
Mr. Norman Bernstein
Mr. Michael F. Brewer
Mrs. Jane Lipton Cafritz
Mrs. Patricia Carroll, ex officio
Mrs. Rose Carter
Mr. George D. Crowley, Jr.
Mr. John K. Delaney
Mrs. Cherrie W. Doggett
Mr. J. Edward Fowler, Lifetime Dir.
The Hon. Barbara H. Franklin
Mrs. Norma Lee Funger
Mr. Michael L. Golden
Ms. Helen Lee Henderson
Mrs. Sydney McNiff Johnson
Mrs. Ann D. Jordan
Mr. James V. Kimsey
Mr. Austin H. Kiplinger
Dr. Steven Knapp
Mrs. Elise Gelman Lefkowitz
Mr. Noel Levine
Mrs. Mary P. Marsh, Lifetime Dir.
The Hon. Doris O. Matsui
Mr. Michael Mayton, ex officio
Mrs. Cathy McCulloch
Mr. Mark A. Moore
Ms. Barbara Mullenex
Mrs. Pat Munroe
Mrs. Maria Benilde Ortiz
Mr. Dinesh C. Paliwal
Dr. Annette U. Rickel
Mr. James E. Rogers
Ms. Patricia B. Sagon
Mrs. Constance Milstein de La Haye St. Hilaire
Mr. Michael Salzberg
Mrs. Martha Schwieters
The Hon. Leonard L. Silverstein
Mrs. Leonard L. Silverstein
Mr. Albert H. Small
Mr. John C. Wohlstetter

National Symphony Orchestra Association National Trustees

The National Trustees are an important resource for the National Symphony Orchestra. They provide financial support for the Orchestra's education programs, projects, and national and international touring programs. Additionally, they offer counsel to the Board of Directors in matters regarding the national and international scope of the Orchestra's activities.


Ms. Jessine Monaghan, DC - Chairman
Mrs. Eileen Meldrum, NY - President
Ms. Ilene Zatkin Butler, NY - Secretary
Mr. Randolph J. Agley, MI - Treasurer & Vice-President, Development Commitee
Ms. Theresa Thompson, VA - Vice-President, Membership & Communications Committee
Mr. Jerome F. Trautschold, FL - Vice-President, Summer Music Institute, Programs & Outreach Committee
Mrs. Anne Russell, TN - Vice-President, Special Events & Meetings Committee
Ex-Officio Positions Mr. Noel Levine, NY - Chairman Emeritus
Mrs. Mary K. Abercrombie, ID - Past Chairman
Mr. Randolph J. Agley, MI - Past Chairman


Mrs. Susan Bentley - FL
Mr. Michael Brewer* - District of Columbia
Mr. Kenneth Broder - Dominican Republic
Ms. Shirley Chann - AZ
Mrs. Lucy L. Danis* - MO
Ms. Nancy J. Davis - FL
Mr. E. Donald Elliott - District of Columbia
Ms. Elizabeth Fago - FL
Mr. John Farrer - NM
Mrs. Jennifer Fischer - MI
Mr. Lawrence P. Fisher, II* - MD
Mrs. Mary Galvin - IL
Mr. John A. Giampetroni - MI
Mr. Melvin J. Gordon - IL
Mrs. Lola Green - CA
Mrs. Seeme Hasan - CO
Mrs. Karyn Kennedy-Herterich - NC
Mr. Khaled Juffali - Saudi Arabia
Mrs. Carolyn June Kaplan - MD
Mrs. Lou C. Kerr - OK
MMs. Martha McCarty Kimmerling - TX
Mr. Michael Mayton* - AR
Mrs. Noemi Neidorff* - MO
Mrs. Sally G. Phinny - WA
Mrs. Patty Levaur Rome - CA
Mr. Richard L. Sias - OK
Mr. Timothy J. Volk - IL
Mr. David Worby - NY
Dr. Omar Zawawi - Oman

*Executive Committee Member-At-Large
As of January 2012