Board of Directors
The business of the Opera is managed by the Board of Directors, which is comprised of influential community leaders. They have shown their commitment to the Opera by donating at the major gift level. Subject to the approval of the Nominating Committee, they are invited to become members of the Board. The Board of Directors meets five times annually (three times with the Trustees) to receive reports from the working committees, to vote on the annual budget, and to attend to other matters of governance.
Board of Directors Executive Committee
|Board Chair||T. Peter Townsend|
|Immediate Past Chair||Kern Wildenthal, M.D., Ph.D.|
|Vice Chair||Joy S. Mankoff|
|Vice President – Audit||William Blaylock|
|Vice President – Development||Holly Mayer|
|Vice President – Treasurer||Stephen Suellentrop|
|Vice President – Nominating||Carol Glendenning|
|Vice President – Strategic Planning||Myra Barker Hull|
|Secretary||John T. Cody, Jr.|
|Officer-at-Large||Tom H. McCasland, Jr.|
|Officer-at-Large||James R. Seitz, Jr.|
Board Committee Chairmen and Special Representatives
|Chair, The Dallas Opera Foundation||Myra Barker Hull|
|Chair, Real Estate Committee||Richard A. Massman|
|Chair, Education Committee||Lynn Mock|
|Presidents, The Dallas Opera Guild||Enika and Richard Schulze|
|President, The Women’s Board of the Dallas Opera||Alison Hunsicker|
|Liaison, Office of Cultural Affairs||Roger L. Carroll|
Board of Directors
Harold M. Brierley
Cindy G. Brown
Robert L. Carrel, Ph.D.
Roger L. Carroll
Tassio Carvalho, Ph.D.
Keith Cerny, Ph.D.
John T. Cody, Jr.
Barry W. Cowan
John W. Dayton
Richard H. Edwards
Ruben E. Esquivel
Mark R. Flagg
J. Davis Hamlin
Linda W. Hart
Myra Barker Hull
S. Keith Laycock
Joy S. Mankoff
Richard A. Massman
Tom G. Mayer, M.D.
Tom H. McCasland, Jr.
Don J. McDermett, Jr.
Nancy A. Nasher
Stephen B. L. Penrose
Michael E. Phillips
Richard H. Schulze
James R. Seitz, Jr.
Sarah L. Titus
T. Peter Townsend
Martin J. Weiland
Kern Wildenthal, M.D., Ph.D.