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.


Please note this hourly rate reflects a discount for a non-profit organization.

Board of Directors


Ex Officio

John Crump, Chair   Chip Buckwell
Mayor   Superintendent
Midland   Kannapolis City Schools
Karen Cobb, Vice-Chair   Mike Downs
Public Relations Manager (Retired)   County Manager
Lowe’s Home Improvement   Cabarrus County
Dave Davis, Treasurer   Bill Dusch
Real Estate Principal   Mayor
Fortius Capital Partners   Concord
Chantel Balknight-Thompson, Secretary   Del Eudy
Deputy Director of Human Resources   Mayor
City of Concord   Mount Pleasant
Donald Anthony   Keith Gehl
Pastor, Community Leader   Head of Business Development and Strategy
Grace Lutheran Church   Gluck & Company
Ruth Brooks   Mike Legg
Founder and Director   City Manager
Multicultural Student Union   Kannapolis
Angie Brown   Chris Lowder
General Manager   Superintendent
Great Wolf Lodge   Cabarrus County Schools
Jessica Castrodale   Steve Sciascia
Community Outreach Coordinator   Mayor
Atrium Health   Harrisburg
Terry Crawford    
Concord City Council Member    
Emily Croom    
Civic Leader    
Brian Floyd    
Mortgage Loan Originator    
Fairway of the Carolinas    
Jane Jacobs    
Civic Leader    
Brian Hiatt    
Concord City Manager (Retired)    
Nancy Hilliard Joyce    
Artist, Curator, Art Consultant    
Tiffany Lassiter    
Civic Leader    
Betsy Liles    
Personal Chef    
Dinner Bell    
Lori Nash    
Financial Services Specialist    
Town of Harrisburg    
Perla B. Nunes    
Clinical Trials Project Leader    
Duke Transitional Institute    
Garrett Price    
Carolina Portrait Designs    
Mary Beth Roth    
Director of Middle Schools    
Cabarrus County Schools    
Betsy Hamilton Smith    
Elizabeth Interiors    
Steve Steinbacher    
Cabarrus Brewing Company    
Sandra Torres    
Vice President    
El Puente Hispano    
Keith Whaley    
Insurance Agent    
State Farm Insurance    

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