Nashville Symphony Association
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One Symphony Place
Nashville, TN 37201
Organization Details

Board Chair

Board Chair Ms. Mary Cavarra
Company Affiliation Ingram Industries Inc.
Term August 2023 to July 2026

Board of Directors

Board Members
Name Affiliation Status
Mrs. Grace Awh MD Community Volunteer Voting
Dr. Lorenzo Candelaria Vanderbilt University, Blair School of Music Voting
Mrs. Pamela Carter Retired Exofficio
Ms. Mary Cavarra Ingram Industries Inc. Voting
Mrs. Starling Clark The Starling Davis Group Voting
Mr. Eric Cook Somerville-Cook Donor Advised Fund Voting
Mr. Yuri Cunza Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Voting
Mr. Nick Deidiker UBS Private Wealth Management Voting
Mr. Travis Dunn Brown Brothers Harriman Voting
Mr. Ben Folds Artist Voting
Mr. Anthony Giarratana Giarratana, LLC Voting
Mr. Michael Hayes C.B. Ragland Company Exofficio
Mr. John Huie Creative Arts Agency Voting
Mrs. Emily Humphreys Voting
Mr. Henry Ingram Episcopal School of Nashville Teacher Voting
Mrs. Martha Ingram Ingram Industries Inc. Exofficio
Mr. Orrin Ingram Exofficio
Vanessa Jackson Verizon Exofficio
Mr. Winston Justice AllianceBernstein Voting
Mrs. Laura Kimbrell TKO Artist Management Voting
Mr. Neil Krugman Holland & Knight Voting
Mr. George Lee III Real Time Neuromonitoring, Real Time Tele-Epilepsy Consultants Voting
Mrs. Sandra Lipman Remax Homes & Estates, The Lipman Group Exofficio
Mr. Mark Lopez Retired Voting
Mrs. Cynthia Matthews US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Voting
Mr. Jonathan McNabb V3Realty, LLC Voting
Mr. Richard Miller Earl Swensson Associates, Inc Exofficio
Mrs. Rhonda Mulroy HCA/Healthtrust Voting
Mrs. Phylanice Nashe J.D. MaxxContent Voting
Mrs. Anne Neff MD Retired Physician Voting
Mrs. Victoria Pao Angel Investors Voting
Mr. Jeremie Papin Nissan North America, Inc. Voting
Dr. Mark Peacock Mid State Pulmonary Associates Voting
Mrs. Marielena Ramos Interfaith Dental Voting
Mr. Joel Reist Nashville Symphony Musician Exofficio
Ms. Jeanie Rittenberry FirstBank Voting
Mr. Jim Rooney Caterpillar Financial Services Corp. Voting
Ms. Laura Ross Nashville Symphony Musician Exofficio
Dr. Kenneth Sands HCA Healthcare Voting
Mr. Fredrik Savage JP Morgan Asset Management Voting
Mrs. Teresa Sebastian The Dominion Asset Group Voting
Ms. Johna Smith Nashville Symphony Musician Exofficio
Mr. Michael Sposato Caterpillar Financial Services Voting
Mr. Karl Sprules AllianceBernstein Voting
Mrs. Jacqueline Thomas PNC Bank Voting
Mr. Mark Tillinger Retired Voting
Mr. James Todd Hagan & Todd Voting
Mr. Alan Valentine Nashville Symphony President and CEO Exofficio
Ms. Carolyn Wenzel Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison PLC Voting
Peri Widener Voting
Mrs. Gail Williams Voting
Ms. Betsy Wills Courage Capital Management Exofficio
Ms. Shirley Zeitlin Zeitlin & Co., Realtors Voting


Board Term Lengths 3.00 years
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 3%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Info Not Provided
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4

Standing Committees

Board Governance
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Development / Fund Raising
External Affairs
Facilities Development
Strategic Planning

Risk Management Provisions

Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Computer Equipment and Software
Crime Coverage
Directors and Officers Policy
Disability Insurance
Fine Arts and Collectibles
General Property Coverage
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Property in Transit and off Premises
Special Event Liability
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The Nashville Symphony is governed by a 50+ member Board of Directors comprised of a cross-section of the community. Board members agree to a set of mutual expectations when they accept a seat on the Nashville Symphony Board of Directors:

1. To make a significant, personally meaningful contribution to the Annual Campaign.
2. Leverage personal and corporate influence to secure individual contributions and sponsorship support for the Annual Campaign.
3. Purchase subscriptions (preferably the Classical Series), attend concerts, and bring guests to enjoy the Nashville Symphony's artistic excellence.
4. Attend Board meetings and actively participate in policy discussions and decisions.
5. Serve on at least one committee to support the artistic and cultural mission of the orchestra.
6. Attend at least one educational activity or event to better understand the organization's work in the community.
7. Advocate on behalf of the orchestra to the community.