The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's unique governance structure includes two boards with distinct yet critical purposes. As fiduciaries of the institution, each member of the Board of the Directors is fully engaged in the fiscal oversight, cultural stewardship, 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 creativity and innovation into the DSO's offerings and outreach. Trustees engage in task forces and learning labs to develop and increase the organization’s entrepreneurial capabilities while implementing and evaluating new approaches in areas including audience development, branding, digital media, education, and beyond.  

Lifetime Directors

  • Samuel Frankel ◊
  • Stanley Frankel
  • David Handleman, Sr. ◊
  • Dr. Arthur L. Johnson ◊
  • James B. Nicholson
  • Anne Parsons, President
    Emeritus ◊
  • Barbara Van Dusen
  • Clyde Wu, M.D. ◊

Chair Emeriti

  • Peter D. Cummings
  • Mark A. Davidoff
  • Phillip Wm. Fisher
  • Stanley Frankel
  • Robert S. Miller
  • James B. Nicholson

Directors Emeriti

  • Floy Barthel
  • Chacona Baugh
  • Penny B. Blumenstein
  • Richard A. Brodie
  • Lois Cohn
  • Marianne Endicott
  • Sidney Forbes
  • Herman H. Frankel
  • Dr. Gloria Heppner
  • Ronald Horwitz
  • Bonnie Larson
  • Arthur C. Liebler
  • Harold Kulish
  • David McCammon
  • David R. Nelson
  • William F. Pickard, Ph.D.
  • Marilyn Pincus
  • Dr. Glenda D. Price
  • Marjorie S. Saulson
  • Jane Sherman
  • Arthur A. Weiss

Officers of the Board of Directors

  • David T. Provost, Chair
  • Erik Rönmark, President & CEO
  • Shirley Stancato, Vice Chair
  • Laura Trudeau, Treasurer
  • James G. Vella, Secretary
  • Ric Huttenlocher, Officer at Large
  • David M. Wu, M.D., Officer at Large

Board of Directors

Directors are responsible for maintaining a culture of accountability, resource development and strategic thinking. As fiduciaries, Directors oversee the artistic and cultural health and strategic direction of the DSO.

  • Michael Bickers

  • Elena Centeio

  • Aaron Frankel

  • Dr. Herman B. Gray

  • Laura Hernandez-Romine

  • Peter McCaffrey, Orchestra Representative

  • Rev. Nicholas Hood III

  • Renato Jamett, Trustee Chair

  • Daniel Kaufman

  • Keith Mobley, Governing Members Chair
  • Xavier Mosquet

  • David Nicholson

  • Arthur T. O’Reilly

  • Stephen R. Polk

  • Bernard I. Roberston

  • Nancy Tellem

  • Kenneth Thompkins, Orchestra Representative

  • Ellen Hill Zeringue

Board of Trustees

  • Renato Jamett, Trustee Chair
  • Ismael Ahmed
  • Richard Alonzo
  • Hadas Bernard
  • Janice Bernick
  • Elizabeth Boone
  • Gwen Bowlby
  • Betty Chu
  • Karen Cullen
  • Joanne Danto
  • Stephen R. D'Arcy
  • Maureen T. D’Avanzo
  • Jasmin DeForrest
  • Cara Dietz
  • Afa S. Dworkin
  • James C. Farber
  • Amanda Fisher
  • Linda Forte
  • Carolynn Frankel
  • Christa Funk
  • Robert Gillette
  • Jody Glancy
  • Malik Goodwin
  • Mary Ann Gorlin
  • Peter Hatch, Orchestra Representative
  • Donald Hiruo
  • Michele Hodges
  • Julie Hollinshead
  • Sam Huszczo
  • Laurel Kalkanis
  • Jay Kapadia
  • David Karp
  • Joel D. Kellman
  • John Kim
  • Jennette Smith Kotila
  • William Lentine
  • Linda Dresner Levy
  • Gene LoVasco
  • Vincent Luciano, Orchestra Representative
  • Brandon Mason, Orchestra Representative
  • Anthony McCree
  • Kristen McLennan
  • Tito Melega
  • Lydia Michael
  • Lois A. Miller
  • Keith Mobley
  • Scott Monty
  • Shari Morgan
  • Sandy Morrison
  • Frederick J. Morsches
  • Jennifer Muse
  • Sean M. Neall
  • Eric Nemeth
  • Maury Okun
  • Jackie Paige
  • Vivian Pickard
  • Denise Fair Razo
  • Gerrit Reepmeyer
  • James Rose, Jr.
  • Laurie Rosen
  • Elana Rugh
  • Carlo Serraiocco
  • Lois L. Shaevsky
  • T. Elliot Shafer
  • Shiv Shivaraman
  • Dean P. Simmer
  • Richard Sonenklar
  • Rob Tanner
  • Yoni Torgow
  • Nate Wallace
  • Gwen S. Weiner
  • Donnell White
  • Jennifer Whitteaker
  • R. Jamison Williams
  • Margaret E. Winters

 

Deceased

Updated as of January 16, 2024