Colorado Symphony Board of Trustees

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

Richard Kylberg | Vice Chair & Trustee | At Large

James D. Butler | Treasurer & Trustee | Community Leader

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


Anthony T. Accetta | Community Leader 

Maggie Anderson | Senior Vice President, DaVita Kidney Care

Dr. Paula P. Bernstein | Clinical Psychologist

Kai Chin | Community Leader

Young Cho | Community Leader

Mary Cowell* | Colorado Symphony, Viola, Fixed 3rd Chair

Sandy Elliott | Community Leader

Amy Harmon | Founder, Urban Market Partners, LLC

Courtney Hershey Bress* | Colorado Symphony, Principal, Harp

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

Margaret Hoeppner* | Colorado Symphony, Cello

Yumi Hwang-Williams* | Colorado Symphony, Concertmaster

Dr. Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic, MD, PhD, MBA | Chair of Anesthesiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Bill Johnson | Group Vice President, DCP Midstream

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

John Kinzie* | Colorado Symphony, Principal Percussion

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

Steve Metcalf* | Colorado Symphony, Principal, Bass

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

Diane Nagler | CEO & Founder, MADEwkshop™

Deana M. Perlmutter | Partner, Forbes Tate Partners

Nick Recuber* | Colorado Symphony, Assistant Principal Bass

Mike Richardson, Esq., | Associate, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

Malik Robinson | Executive Director, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

Julie Rubsam | Community Leader 

L.T. Sandvik | Business Development Manager, Academy Bank

Nick Tisherman* | Colorado Symphony, Oboe 2nd/Assistant Principal

Mike VanWirt* | Colorado Symphony, Section Percussion

Andra Zeppelin | Community Leader

Ex-Officio Trustees

Donna Connolly | President, Colorado Symphony Guild

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

Brett Mitchell | Colorado Symphony, Music Director

Kip Wallen | Associate Director, SRS Acquiom, and Co-Chair, Colorado Symphony Associate Board

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

Emeritus Trustees

William K. Coors**

John Low**

Will McFarlane**

Dr. Gerald Rainer**

Mary Rossick Kern | Community Leader

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

About the Board of Trustees

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.

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