BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Nashville Ballet is governed by a Board of Directors, a working board of community leaders accountable for making the artistic aspirations and financial well-being of Nashville Ballet its top priorities.
Members of Nashville Ballet’s Board of Directors give their time, talents and treasures to further the organization’s goals.
Executive officers serve one-year terms, and lead board members who continuously work to further the mission of Nashville Ballet within the community.
Board members are elected to three-year terms and are an integral part of Nashville Ballet.
Mr. Neil B. Krugman, President
Mrs. Jennifer Puryear, President-Elect
Mr. Gerard M. Hayden, Jr., Treasurer
Mrs. Barbara Turner, Secretary
Ms. Meera Ballal Attorney-at-Law, Self-employed
Mr. Lance Bloom Senior Associate, CBRE
Dr. Kerri Cavanaugh Assistant Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University
Mrs. Monica Cintado-Scokin Senior Vice President, United Surgical Partners International
Mrs. Lisa Cole Attorney, Lewis King Krieg & Waldrop
Mrs. Laura Cooper Freelance Writer, Self-employed
Mrs. Allison Cotton* Attorney, FordHarrison LLP, Friends of Nashville Ballet President
Mrs. Laura Currie Community Volunteer, Co-Chair Ballet Ball 2017
Mrs. Emmely M. Duncan Business Coordinator, Hope Clinic for Women
Mrs. Patricia B. Eastwood Senior Corporate Counsel, Caterpillar —Immediate Past-President
Mrs. Lisa Ellis Community Volunteer
Mrs. Laurie Gold Eskind Community Volunteer, Honorary Chair Ballet Ball 2017
Mr. Brian Fitzpatrick Associate Professor, Vanderbilt Law School
Mr. Michael J. Fluck Director, Digital Marketing, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
Mrs. Catherine Gemmato-Smith Community Volunteer
Mrs. MJ Graves Community Volunteer
Mrs. Elizabeth Greer Community Volunteer
Mr. William L. Haralson Community Volunteer
Mr. Gerard M. Hayden, Jr. Senior Vice President & CFO, Health Stream, Inc.—Treasurer
Mrs. Kay Heller Owner, Rare Prints Gallery of Franklin, TN
Mrs. Ashley Henry Community Volunteer
Mrs. Kindy Hensler Sales Associate, Parks in the Gulch Realty
Mr. Hunter Hill Associate, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
Mr. Mark Humphreys CEO, Humphreys & Partners Architects
Mrs. Martha Ivester Head of Google Fiber Operations in Nashville, Google, Inc., Co-Chair Ballet Ball 2017
Ms. Charlyn Jarrells Community Volunteer
Mrs. Susan Short Jones Senior Corporate Counsel, HCA
Mr. Edward W. Joyner III Vice President, Joyner & Hogan Printing Company
Mrs. Mary Morgan Ketchel Community Volunteer
Mr. Neil B. Krugman Partner, Waller Law—President
Mr. Sylvain LaPointe Owner, Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.
Mrs. Sandra Lipman Community Volunteer
Mrs. Dionne Lucas Director of Marketing, Tantus Manufacturing
Mrs. Lindsey Lundy* Facilities Manager, NFIB, Young Leaders Board Intern
Mrs. Melissa Mahanes Community Volunteer
Mrs. Adrienne McRae Community Volunteer
Mr. Donald R. Moody Partner, Waller Law
Mr. Roger Moore Associate Dean, Principal Senior Lecturer, Vanderbilt University
Mr. James F. Munro Community Volunteer
Mrs. Anissa Nelson-Carlisle Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Mr. Stephen Peluso Senior VP, Trust Advisor, Regions Bank
Mrs. Jennifer Puryear Community Volunteer—President-Elect
Mrs. Sarah Reisner Partner, Manier & Herod
Mrs. Sharon Sandahl Pharmacist, Sears Holding Co.
Mrs. Vee Vee Scott Community Volunteer
Mrs. Mary Jo Shankle Community Volunteer
Mr. Daniel S. Slipkovich CEO, Capella Health
Mr. Joe Sowell Chief Development Officer, HCA
Mrs. Mary Spalding Community Volunteer
Mrs. Julie Stadler CEO, Dance Network
Ms. Angie Swinford Senior Vice President, CapStar Bank
Mrs. Heather Thorne Community Volunteer
Mrs. Barbara Turner Community Volunteer—Secretary
Ms. Johnna Watson Executive Vice President, Benefits, Inc.
Mr. Bradley D. Wensel Senior Vice President, Healthgrades
Mrs. Dallas H. Wilt Community Volunteer
Ms. Rachel Zamata Attorney and Founder, Rachel Zamata Law, LLC.
*Denotes Ex-Officio Member
Mrs. Allison Cotton, Friends of Nashville Ballet President
Mrs. Lindsey Lundy, Young Leaders Board Intern
Nashville Ballet is also supported by a group of dedicated arts philanthropists who advocate for the ballet, ensuring its longevity as a world-class performing arts organization integral in the cultural tapestry of Nashville and beyond. They provide valuable guidance to board members and administrative staff. They are long-time supporters and advocates for Nashville Ballet with strong ties to the organization’s history.
Mrs. Hunter Armistead
Mrs. Anita Baltimore
Mrs. Lucius W. Carroll II
Mrs. John R. Cheadle, Jr.
Mr. Gary B. Crigger
Mrs. Robert V. Dale
Mrs. Ralph W. Davis, Jr.
Mr. Patrick G. Emery
Mrs. Annette S. Eskind
Ms. Karyn Frist
Mrs. James F. Gallivan
Mr. Don Greene
Mr. H. Lynn Greer, Jr.
Dr. Morel Enoch Harvey
Mrs. Martha R. Ingram
Mrs. Amy M. Joyner
Mr. Eugene Lotochinski
Mrs. Ellen H. Martin
Mrs. Cathy C. McLure
Mr. Lannie Walker Neal, Jr.
Mrs. Elizabeth Litterer Nichols
Mrs. Emily J. Noel
Mrs. Stuart R. Reeve
Mr. Dudley C. Richter
Mrs. Jack W. Shepherd
Mrs. Lucy S. Smith
Mrs. Leah E. Sohr
Mr. Jim Todd
Mrs. Louis B. Todd, Jr.
Mrs. Claire W. Tucker
Mrs. Robert F. Weigel