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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:

  • Provide continuity for the organization by preserving its legal existence;
  • Select and appoint a chief executive;
  • Govern the organization by broad policies and objectives;
  • Acquire resources for the organization’s operations; and
  • 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 Gala 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.

Colorado Symphony Board of Trustees

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

Julie Rubsam | Co-Chair & Trustee | Community Leader

James D. Butler | Treasurer & Trustee | Community Leader

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


Anthony T. Accetta | Community Leader

Maggie Anderson | Managing Partner, Lifeline Vascular Care

Dr. Paula P. Bernstein | Clinical Psychologist

Young Cho | Community Leader

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

Scott Doniger | DaVita

Adam Donner | Community Leader

Matthew Eckenhoff* | Colorado Symphony, Horn

Sandy Elliott | Community Leader

Mike Ferrufino | President/CEO, Colorado Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Bob Friedlander | Colorado Symphony Chorus, Bass 2

Amy Harmon | Founder, Urban Market Partners, LLC

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

John Hilton* | Colorado Symphony, Violin

Patrick Hodge* | Colorado Symphony, Utility Horn

Dr. Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic, MD, PhD, MBA | CU Medicine Endowed Professor of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology, Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Bill Johnson | President, DCP Midstream

Karen Kinzie* | Colorado Symphony, Violin

Richard Kylberg | Chief Strategy Officer, VMP

Owen Levine* | Colorado Symphony, Bass

Lynn McDonald | Community Leader

Mike McPhee | Author/Journalist

Steve Miller | Sherman & Howard

Seoyoen Min* | Colorado Symphony, Cello

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

Marta O’Grady, OD, FAAO | University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Surgery

Susan Paik* | Colorado Symphony, Violin

Deana M. Perlmutter | Partner, Forbes Tate Partners

Mike Richardson, Esq., | Partner, Milgrom & Daskam

Malik Robinson | Executive Director, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

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

Ben Strawn | Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

John Street | CEO, Pax8

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

Lorenzo A. Trujillo | Attorney and Mariachi Director/Professor, MSU Denver

Seth Weisberg | Community Leader

Andra Zeppelin | Community Leader

Mike Zoellner | ZF Capital, Managing Partner

Ex-Officio Trustees

Liz Hartsel | Partner, Fortis Law Partners LLC, Chair, Colorado Symphony Associate Board

Elizabeth Leslie | President, Colorado Symphony Guild

Susan Oakes | Partner, Holland & Hart, and DYAO, Vice President, Board of Directors

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

Emeritus Trustees

William K. Coors**

John Low**

Will McFarlane**

Dr. Gerald Rainer**

Jerome H. Kern | Emeritus Chair of the Board, Colorado Symphony Association

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

*Denotes Musician Trustee

**In Memoriam