<October 2015>

Board of Directors and Trustees

Our Mission: To be a leader in the world of classical music, embracing and inspiring individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's unique governance structure includes two boards with distinct yet critical purposes.  As fiducaries of the institution, each member of the Board of the Directors is fully engaged in the fiscal oversight, cultural stewarship, strategic thinking, and resource generation of the DSO.  The Board of Directors maintains a culture of high engagement and accountability, overseeing all DSO financial activities and assuring that resources are aligned with mission. The Board of Trustees infuses creativty and innovaton into the DSO's offerings and outreach.  Trustees engage in task forces and learning labs to develop increase the organization’s entrepreneurial capabilities while implementing and evaluating new approaches in areas including audience development, branding, digital media, education, and beyond.  

Lifetime Members

Samuel Frankel†
David Handleman, Sr.†
Dr. Arthur L. Johnson†
Clyde Wu, M.D.

Directors Emeriti

Robert A. Allesee
Floy Barthel
Mrs. Mandell L. Berman
John A. Boll, Sr.
Richard A. Brodie
Lois and Avern Cohn
Marianne Endicott
Sidney Forbes
Mrs. Harold Frank
Barbara Frankel
Herman Frankel
Paul Ganson
Mort and Brigitte Harris
Gloria Heppner, Ph.D.
Hon. Damon J. Keith
Richard P. Kughn
Harold Kulish
Dr. Melvin A. Lester
Robert E.L. Perkins, DDS
Marilyn Pincus
Lloyd E. Reuss
Jack A. Robinson
Marjorie S. Saulson
Alan E. Schwartz
Jean Shapero
Jane Sherman
David Usher
Barbara Van Dusen
Arthur A. Weiss, Esq.

Officers of the Board of Directors

Phillip Wm. Fisher, Chairman
Mark A. Davidoff, Vice Chair, Financial Operations & Sustainability
Dr. Herman B. Gray, Vice Chair, Philanthropy
Michael J. Keegan, Vice Chair, Strategy & Innovation
Anne Parsons, President & CEO
Arthur T. O'Reilly, Officer-at-large, Secretary
Glenda D. Price, Ph.D., Vice Chair, Governance & Human Resources


Robert H. Bluestein
Maureen T. D'Avanzo
Richard L. DeVore
James Farber, Chairman, Governing Members
Samuel Fogleman
Ralph J. Gerson
Randall Hawes, Orchestra Representative
Nicholas Hood, III
Ronald M. Horwitz
William P. Kingsley
Bonnie Larson
Matthew B. Lester, Chairman, Board of Trustees
Arthur C. Liebler
Ginny Lundquist, Volunteer Council President
Laura Marcero
Xavier Mosquet
Joe Mullany
David Robert Nelson
Faye Alexander Nelson
Una O'Riordan, Orchestra Representative
Stephen Polk
Bernard I. Robertson
Hon. Gerald E. Rosen
Janice Uhlig
James G. Vella
Hon. Kurtis T. Wilder
M. Roy Wilson
Clyde Wu, M.D.

Chairmen Emeriti

Peter D. Cummings, Chairman Emeritus
Stanley Frankel, Chairman Emeritus
Alfred R. Glancy III, Chairman Emeritus
Steve Miller, Chairman Emeritus
James B. Nicholson, Chairman Emeritus


Matthew B. Lester, Chairman

Ismael Ahmed
Rosette Ajluni
Devon Akmon
Dan Angelucci
Janet M. Ankers
Penny B. Blumenstein
Liz Boone
Gwen Bowlby
Kevin Brown, Orchestra Representative
Joanne Danto
Stephen D'Arcy
Karen Davidson
Linda Dresner
Afa Dworkin
J. Mikel Ellcessor
Annmarie Erickson
Jennifer Fischer
Aaron Frankel
Sven Gierlinger
Robert Gillette
Allan D. Gilmour
Malik Goodwin
Carol Goss
Antoinette G. Green
Leslie Green
Deirdre Greene Groves
Michele Hodges
Ric Huttenlocher
Sharad P. Jain
Renee Janovsky
Joey Jonna
Joel D. Kellman
James Lentini
Jack Liang
Josh Linkner
Florine Mark
Tonya Matthews
Peter McCaffrey, Orchestra Representative
David McCammon
Lois A. Miller
Daniel Millward
James C. Mitchell, Jr.
Scott Monty
Sean M. Neall
Tom O'Brien
Maury Okun
William F. Pickard
Fair Radom
Gerrit Reepmeyer
Rick Robinson
Chad Rochkind
Laura Hernandez-Romine
Veronika Scott
Lois L. Shaevsky
Tom Shafer
Margo Shulman
Cathryn Skedel
Stephen Strome
Mark Tapper
Ray Telang
Michael R. Tyson
Dana Warg
Gwen Weiner
Jennifer Whitteaker
R. Jamison Williams
Margaret Winters
Ellen Hill-Zeringue