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 Steve Suellentrop
Immediate Past Chair T. Peter Townsend
Vice Chair Joy S. Mankoff
Chair -- Elect Holly Mayer
Vice President – Audit J. Davis Hamlin
Vice President -- Development Lynn Mock
Vice President – Nominating Nick Even
Vice President -- Strategic Planning Myra Barker Hull
Vice President – Treasurer Mark R. Flagg
Secretary Don J. McDermett, Jr.
Officer-at-Large John T. Cody, Jr.
Officer-at-Large Tom H. McCasland, Jr.
Officer-at-Large Joyce Mitchell
Officer-at-Large James R. Seitz, Jr.
Officer-at-Large Sarah L. Titus
Officer-at-Large Kern Wildenthal, M.D., Ph.D.
Officer-at-Large Donald Winspear

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
Co-Chair, FIRST SIGHT/FIRST NIGHT Nick Even
Co-Chair, FIRST SIGHT/FIRST NIGHT Lynn McBee
President, The Dallas Opera Guild Susan G. Fleming, Ph.D.
Co-President, The Women’s Board of the Dallas Opera Catherine Chiao
Co-President, The Women’s Board of the Dallas Opera Jane Stringer
Liaison, Office of Cultural Affairs Phillip E. Collins

Board of Directors

  • Alice W. Bass
  • William Blaylock
  • Diane Brierley
  • Harold M. Brierley
  • Tassio Carvalho, Ph.D.
  • Keith Cerny, Ph.D. (ex officio)
  • Catherine Chiao (ex officio)
  • John T. Cody, Jr.
  • Phillip E. Collins (ex officio)
  • Barry W. Cowan
  • Arlene Dayton
  • John W. Dayton
  • Richard H. Edwards
  • Ruben E. Esquivel
  • Nicholas Even
  • Amy Faulconer
  • Cindy Feld
  • Mark R. Flagg
  • Susan G. Fleming (ex officio)
  • Susan Geyer
  • Harriett Gibbs
  • J. Davis Hamlin
  • Jack Harrod
  • Linda W. Hart
  • Myra Barker Hull
  • Molly Lang
  • Jim LaFontaine
  • Joy S. Mankoff
  • Richard A. Massman
  • Holly Mayer
  • Tom G. Mayer, M.D.
  • Lynn McBee (ex officio)
  • Tom H. McCasland, Jr.
  • Don J. McDermett, Jr.
  • Tincy Miller
  • Joyce Mitchell
  • Lynn Mock
  • Nancy A. Nasher
  • Martha Peak
  • Stephen B. L. Penrose
  • Michael E. Phillips
  • Stephen H. Sands
  • Richard H. Schulze
  • James R. Seitz, Jr.
  • Steven Stodghill
  • Jane Stringer (ex officio)
  • Stephen Suellentrop
  • Sarah L. Titus
  • T. Peter Townsend
  • Sandy Tucker
  • Martin J. Weiland
  • Kern Wildenthal, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Marnie Wildenthal
  • Donald Winspear