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. Hunter Hill, Treasurer
Mrs. Barbara Turner, Secretary

Board Members

Ms. Meera Ballal                                   Attorney-at-Law, Self-employed

Mr. Lance Bloom                                   Senior Associate, CBRE

Dr. Elizabeth Cato                                 ‎Utilization Management Medical Director, Evolent Health

Dr. Kerri Cavanaugh                             Assistant Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University

Mrs. Monica Cintado-Scokin                 Vice President, HCA

Mrs. Laura Cooper                                Freelance Writer, Self-employed

Mrs. Allison Cotton                               Employment Counsel, CHSPSC

Mrs. Laura Currie                                 Community Volunteer

Mr. Sam Dashiell                                  Senior Vice President and Investment Counselor, Capital Group Private Client Services

Mrs. Emmely M. Duncan                      Director of Operations, Hope Clinic for Women

Mrs. Laurie Gold Eskind                       Community Volunteer

Mrs. Suzan Gibbs                                 Global Corporate Portfolio Manager, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation

Mrs. Catherine Gemmato-Smith           Managing Director, Jefferies & Co

Mr. William L. Haralson                         Community Volunteer

Mr. Gerard M. Hayden, Jr.                     Senior Vice President & CFO, Health Stream, Inc.

Mrs. Kay Heller                                      Owner, Rare Prints Gallery of Franklin, TN

Dr. Anna Hemnes                                  Pulmonary & Critical Care Physician and Faculty Member, Vanderbilt Medical Center

Mrs. Kindy Hensler                                Sales Associate, Parks in the Gulch Realty

Mr. Hunter Hill                                      Associate, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey - Treasurer

Mrs. Amber C. Holm                             VP, Brand Marketing, US & Canada, Bridgestone

Mr. Mark Humphreys                             CEO, Humphreys & Partners Architects

Mrs. Martha Ivester                                Head of Google Fiber Operations in Nashville, Google, Inc.

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. Dionne Lucas                                   Director of Marketing, Tantus Manufacturing

Mrs. Melissa Mahanes                             Community Volunteer

Mrs. Adrienne McRae                              Community Volunteer, Co-Chair Ballet Ball 2018

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

Mr. Kyle Rybczyk                                      Family Nurse Practitioner and Clinic Coordinator, Vanderbilt HIV Vaccine Program

Mrs. Sharon Sandahl                                Pharmacist, Sears Holding Co.

Mr. Shannon Sanders                               Program Director, Nashville’s 102.1 THE VILLE

Mrs. Vee Vee Scott                                   Community Volunteer

Mrs. Mary Jo Shankle                               Community Volunteer

Mr. Daniel S. Slipkovich                            Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Capella Health

Mr. Joe Sowell                                          Chief Development Officer, HCA

Mrs. Julie Stadler                                      CEO, Dance Network

Ms. Angie Swinford                                   Senior Vice President- Credit Advisor, Pinnacle Financial Partners

Mrs. Heather Thorne                                 Community Volunteer

Mrs. Barbara Turner                                Community Volunteer—Secretary

Ms. Johnna Watson                                   Executive Vice President, Benefits, Inc.

Mr. Bradley D. Wensel                               Vice President, Healthgrades

Mrs. Dallas H. Wilt                                     Community Volunteer

Ex-Officio Members

Ms. Katelyn Hamaker, Young Leaders Intern

Mr. George Ritzen, Friends of Nashville Ballet President

Mrs. Suzanne Smothers, Co-Chair Ballet Ball 2018

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