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.


Officers

Mr. Neil B. Krugman, President
Mrs. Jennifer Puryear, President-Elect
Mr. Gerard M. Hayden, Jr., Treasurer
Mrs. Barbara Turner, Secretary

Board Members

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

Ex-Officio Members

Mrs. Allison Cotton, Friends of Nashville Ballet President
Mrs. Lindsey Lundy, Young Leaders Board Intern

Advisory Board

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