The Kennedy Center

National Symphony Orchestra Association Board of Directors
Gianandrea Noseda - 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.


  • Jeanne Weaver Ruesch, Chairman
  • Ronald D. Abramson, President
  • Thomas C. Green, Treasurer
  • Thelma Duggin, Secretary

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

  • Joan Bialek, Chair, Corporate Development Committee
  • Shannon McCormick Davis, Chair, Development and Special Events Committee
  • Christina Co Mather, Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee
  • Michael Mayton, Chair,Audience Development Committee
  • Tina B. Small, Chair, Education and Community Engagement Committee
  • Michael F. Brewer
  • Brian P. Brooks
  • Cherrie W. Doggett
  • Ann B. Friedman
  • Sydney McNiff Johnson
  • Richard Moxley
  • Roger W. Sant
  • Earl W. Stafford, Sr.

(in addition to officers and members of executive committee)

  • Martin K. Alloy
  • Anne K. Altman
  • Norman Bernstein
  • Brian Boyle
  • Jane Lipton Cafritz
  • Rose Carter
  • Maria R. Clarke
  • Christine Dingivan
  • Debbie Driesman
  • Deborah L. Epstein
  • Jennifer Fischer, ex officio
  • Barbara H. Franklin
  • Norma Lee Funger
  • Helen Jackson
  • Jo Ann C. Jenkins
  • Ann D. Jordan
  • Jan M. Lodal
  • Mary P. Marsh, Lifetime Dir.
  • Kymm McCabe
  • Cathy McCulloch
  • William McDaniels
  • Linda Bell Mercuro
  • Constance Milstein
  • Mary Munroe
  • Irene Pollin
  • Rick Redden
  • Annette U. Rickel
  • Patricia B. Sagon
  • Michael Salzberg
  • James Schenck
  • Susan Silverstein Scott
  • Sheryl Schwartz
  • Martha Schwieters
  • Albert H. Small
  • Carmel C. Thompson, ex officio

National Symphony Orchestra 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.


  • Jennifer Fischer, MI, Chairman
  • Michael F. Brewer, District of Columbia, President
  • Jeri S. Crawford, NV, VP Development and Membership
  • Gerald L. Kohlenberger, VA, VP Summer Music Institute
  • Morgan Herterich, SC, VP Special Events and Meetings
  • Ex-Officio Positions
  • Michael R. Mayton*, AR, Immediate Past Chairman
  • Jessine Monaghan*, District of Columbia, Past Chairman
  • Mary K. Abercrombie, ID, Past Chairman
  • Noémi Neidorff, MO, Past Chairman


  • Bill Achtmeyer, MA
  • Ross Ain, District of Columbia
  • Xavier Bignon, VA
  • Kenneth Broder, Dominican Republic
  • Richard Coursey, CO
  • Nancy J. Davis, FL
  • Gail Charnley Elliott*,CT
  • John Farrer, NM
  • Stacey Feinberg, CA
  • Glenn Finch, VA
  • Mary Galvin, IL
  • Karyn Kennedy Herterich, NC
  • Margaret Johnston, CT
  • Khaled Juffali, Saudi Arabia
  • Carolyn June Kaplan, MD
  • Cheryl Kaynard, SC
  • Lou C. Kerr, OK
  • Elizabeth Kojaian, MI
  • C. Michael Kojaian, MI
  • Ann Nicholson, MI
  • James Nicholson, MI
  • Geoff Pence, VA
  • Bernadette Piacek-Llanes, MN
  • Thomas C. Quick, FL
  • Carol Cobb Rochford, TN
  • Patty Levaur Rome, CA
  • Victoria Stack, VA
  • Mei-lan Stark, CA
  • Michael Stoltz, VA
  • Theresa Thompson*, VA
  • Jerome F. Trautschold*, FL
  • Marvin Williams, TX
  • John Wohlstetter, SC
  • Nancy E. Yanofsky, FL
  • Stephen T. Young, GA

*Executive Committee Member-At-Large

Contact the NSO

  • 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