• Thu. Nov 30th, 2023

Monifa Drayton Appointed Interim President of Arts & Science Council in Charlotte


Nov 20, 2023

The Arts & Science Council (ASC) has announced Monifa Drayton as its interim president, following the resignation of Krista Terrell in August. Drayton will begin her role on December 1st and will serve until a permanent leader is hired. The ASC is a nonprofit organization that advocates for equitable resources and opportunities for Charlotte’s art ecosystem.

In a statement, Drayton expressed her excitement to join the team and continue the work of Krista Terrell. She reiterated the importance of supporting diverse creatives and small businesses in a rapidly growing city like Charlotte.

Drayton brings over 20 years of executive and strategic leadership experience to the organization. She previously served as the principal consultant for the Drayton Leadership Group and has over two decades of leadership experience with Atrium Health. In addition to her work at ASC, she also serves as the chair of the Mecklenburg Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, overseeing a sizable budget and social impact strategies.

According to ASC Board Chair Tony Perez, Drayton’s background and passion for the arts make her an ideal candidate to guide the organization through this transitional period. He is confident that Drayton’s experience will help ensure the ASC continues its important work to support the cultural sector.

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