Colorado Symphony Board of Trustees

Jerome H. Kern | CEO & Chair of the Board of Trustees

James D. Butler | Treasurer & Trustee | Community Leader

Susan Bowles | Secretary | Ex-Officio Trustee & Colorado Symphony, Cello 


Anthony T. Accetta | Community Leader 

Dr. Paula P. Bernstein | Clinical Psychologist  

Susan Cahill* | Colorado Symphony, Double Bass 

Young Cho | Community Leader

Stephanie Donner, Esq. | At Large

Sandy Elliott | Community Leader

Alessandra Flanagan* | Colorado Symphony, Violin II (3rd chair)

David Hackl | Vice President & Senior Fiduciary Officer, The Northern Trust Company

Amy Harmon | Founder, Urban Market Partners, LLC

Diane S. Hill, Ph.D. | Consulting Psychologist, Somerville Partners

Margaret Hoeppner* | Colorado Symphony, Cello

Kathleen Johnson, Esq. | Member, Sherman & Howard, L.L.C.

John Kinzie* | Colorado Symphony, Principal Percussion

Leah Kovach* | Colorado Symphony, Viola

Richard D. Krugman, MD | Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect

Richard Kylberg | At Large

Bill Myers | Managing Director, Communications, Liberty Global, Inc.

Diane Nagler | CEO/Founder, MADEwkshop and The Nagler Agency

Deana Perlmutter | Partner, Forbes Tate Partners

Erik Peterson* | Colorado Symphony, Violin

Nick Recuber* | Colorado Symphony, Assistant Principal Bass

Julie Rubsam | Community Leader 

L.T. Sandvik | At Large

Andra Zeppelin | Community Leader

Ex-Officio Trustees

Arthur Hodges | Senior VP Corporate Communications, CoBank and DYAO, President, Board of Directors

William Kowalski | Co-Founder, CEO, Atomos Nuclear and Space and Vice Chair, Remix Board

Brett Mitchell | Colorado Symphony, Music Director

Sara Moore | President, Colorado Symphony Guild

Ginger White | Executive Director, Arts & Venues City & County of Denver

Emeritus Trustees

William K. Coors**

Mary Rossick Kern | Community Leader

John Low**

Will McFarlane**

Dr. Gerald Rainer**

Lee Yeingst | Retired, Colorado Symphony Musician

Honorary Trustees

Governor Jared Polis | Governor of Colorado

Mayor Michael B. Hancock | Mayor of Denver

Christopher J. Ott, MD | Chief Medical Officer, HCA Physician Services Group

*Denotes Musician Trustee

**In Memoriam

The Colorado Symphony Board of Trustees is comprised of government, business and community leaders from the greater Denver metro area, as well as Musician Trustees. The role of the Board of Trustees is to:

  1. Provide continuity for the organization by preserving its legal existence;
  2. Select and appoint a chief executive;
  3. Govern the organization by broad policies and objectives;
  4. Acquire resources for the organization’s operations; and
  5. Account to the public for the products, services and expenditures of the organization.

Beyond this time, leadership and expertise shared with the Colorado Symphony, Trustees are expected to contribute or assist in securing a minimum of $15,000 in annual support, including the purchase of a Colorado Symphony Ball table. Participation may be accomplished through personal contributions, securing corporate or foundation donations and sponsorships, assisting in the solicitation of prospective donors or a combination thereof. The Colorado Symphony Board of Trustees are also expected to attend Board meetings, held every month; serve on at least one Committee; and be an advocate for the Colorado Symphony.