Board of Directors

The Cabarrus Arts Council serves the entire county and carefully selects its board members to provide community-wide representation. Directors are nominated by a committee that includes board and non-board members who consider a matrix of priorities including municipalities, race, gender, arts expertise, professional expertise and many other factors. Every director fills a specific need on the board in order to build an effective team.

The arts council board is a working board. Every director attends monthly board meetings and is active on at least one committee. 100% of board members donate to the council and raise funds for it. The arts council board of directors works closely with the President and CEO and actively promotes the arts throughout Cabarrus County.

Cabarrus Arts Council - 2016-2017 Board of Directors

  • Board of Directors

    Pat K. Horton, Chair
    Market President
    Uwharrie Bank

    Keith M. Gehl, Vice Chair
    Retired Senior Vice President
    Family Dollar

    William C. Dusch, Treasurer
    Technolgies Edge

    Kristel Dalton Swayze, Secretary
    KS Image Solutions

    Dan Boone, Past Chair

    Ruth Brooks
    Founder and Director
    Multicultural Student Union

    Angela Brown
    General Manager
    Great Wolf Lodge

    Nicki Bryant
    Civic Leader

    Margaret Campbell
    Civic Leader

    Bobby Connor
    Retired Executive
    Philip Morris Company

    John Crump
    Town Council Member

    Ryan G. Dayvault
    Facilities and Special Projects Coodinator
    UNC Nutrition Research Institute

    Betsy B. Liles
    Personal Chef
    Dinner Bell

    Mitchell L. Neely
    Landscape Professional

    Perla B. Nunes
    Clinical Trials Project Leader
    Duke Transitional Institute

    Alex Porter
    Bethpage Presbyterian Church

    Garrett Price
    Carolina Portrait Designs

    Marcella Schwalbe
    Adjunct Professor of Biology
    Queen's University

    Betsy Hamilton Smith
    Elizabeth Interiors

    Dianne O. Snyder
    Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

    Chantel Balknight-Thompson
    Deputy Director of Human Resources
    City of Concord

    Jennie Martin Tomlin
    Visual Artist

    Dakeita Vanderburg-Johnson
    Vanderburg Enterprises

    Keith Whaley
    Insurance Agent
    State Farm Insurance

  • Ex Officio

    Chip Buckwell
    Kannapolis City Schools

    Mike Downs
    County Manager
    Cabarrus County

    Del Eudy
    Mount Pleasant

    Kathy Kitts

    Mike Legg
    City Manager

    Chris Lowder
    Cabarrus County Schools

    Scott Padgett

    Kelly Propst
    Assistant Superintendent
    Cabarrus County Schools

    Steve Sciascia

Corporate Sponsors

  • Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Embassy Suites
  • Duke Energy
  • Wells Fargo
  • S&D Coffee and Tea
  • Arts North Carolina
  • Cabarrus County
  • Concord Mills
  • Concord North Carolina
  • Concord Printing Company
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • Harrisburg Nc
  • Independent Tribune
  • Kannapolis
  • Midlland
  • North Carolina Arts Council
  • Technologies Edge
  • Publix Super Markets Charities