Board of Directors

The CSC Board includes business, professional, academic, and civic leaders, and is charged with developing policy and operating recommendations concerning the Charlotte Symphony Chours to the Board of Directors of the Charlotte Symphony. The CSC Board has two representatives on the CSO Board (CSC President and President-Elect) and Executive Committee (CSC President). The Charlotte Symphony Executive Director/President and the CSC Director are ex-officio members of the CSC Board.  


Mr. Seth Hickel Mr. Jesse "Jay" Tillman, III Ms. Katie Porier
President President-Elect Past President
Mr. David Herring    


 Mr. Taylor Boyles  Mr. Joel King         Mr. Matthew Seneca
Dr. Rebecca Engen Mr. Jimmy Jones   Mr. Michael Trammell
Mrs. Bernadette Franco Ms. Charlotte Judge Ms. Amanda Williams
Dr. Randy Haldeman Ms. Elizabeth Rennie Mr. Will Young
Ms. Lisa Honeycutt    
Singer Representative Full Chorus: Julia Souther  
Singer Representative - Chamber: Carin Bissiere-Grote  

Outreach & Community Engagement Committee:

Mr. Joel King, chair
Singer Experience Committee: Mr. Jesse "Jay" Tillman, chair  
Marketing & Promotions Committee: Elizabeth Rennie, chair  
Singer Development Committee: Charlotte Judge, chair  

Ex-officio, Non-Voting Board Members

Dr. Kenney Potter
Director of Choruses and Charlotte Symphony Assistant Conductor

Mary A. Deissler
President & Chief Executive Officer, Charlotte Symphony

Tanya Davis Sparks
Director of Artistic Planning, Charlotte Symphony

2016-17 Board Meetings

All meetings will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church starting at 6:00 and running until 7:15 PM.
  • Monday, September 19
  • Tuesday, November 29
  • Tuesday, February 21
  • Tuesday, April 18