Board of Trustees

Trustees serve as Dallas Opera ambassadors in the community and lend their expertise at three Board and Trustee meetings during the season. Trustees are charged with electing the Board of Directors and have the exclusive power to amend the company’s bylaws. Financial support received from and secured by the Trustees plays a significant role in the momentum and progress of The Dallas Opera, and we honor their ambassadorship in the community at the annual Appreciation Dinner.


2014–2015 Trustees

Founding President and Honorary Director Mr. Henry S. Miller, Jr.
  • Martha Allday
  • Robert Allday
  • Karen Almond
  • Michael Baker
  • Rebecca Baker
  • Allen Barronton
  • Ruth L. Bison
  • Karen Bivins
  • Elaine C. Blaylock
  • John Boddie
  • Robert M. Brackbill
  • Marla Jacks Briggle
  • Eric W. Buether
  • Milene Carvalho
  • Jean Tsao Chang
  • Scott Chase
  • John Collins
  • Terry G. Connor
  • Nicole Considine
  • E. Anthony Copp, Ph.D.
  • Linda Pitts Custard
  • Patsy Donosky
  • Tom Dunning
  • Robert Dupuy
  • James R. Erwin
  • Liza Farrow-Gillespie
  • Alan Farrow-Gillespie, M.D.
  • C.W. Flynn
  • Jacqueline George
  • Charles R. Gibbs
  • David Goldfarb
  • Daniel Goldman
  • John M. Haley, M.D.
  • Deborah Hankinson
  • Avi Haksar
  • Matthew Henry
  • Barbara Nell Hodges
  • James C. Holcomb, Jr.
  • Jerry Lee Holmes
  • Robert L. Hull
  • Charles Ingrum
  • Emily Jefferson
  • H. Grady Jordan
  • Michael Kaufman
  • Elizabeth Kimple
  • Connie Klemow
  • Marten F. Klop
  • John Ford Lacy
  • Steve Lagerstrom
  • Tom Leatherbury
  • Jenny Lewis
  • Willis C. Maddrey, M.D.
  • Jay Marshall
  • Phyllis McCasland
  • James W. McKellar
  • C.H. Moore
  • Arnold R. Mozisek, Jr.
  • Marla C. Muns
  • Arlene Navias
  • Louis K. Navias
  • Nabil J. Nehme
  • Shula Netzer
  • Geoffrey Osborn
  • Gene Phillips
  • Fran Phillips
  • Darryl D. Pounds
  • Tucker Pressly
  • Joan S. Reisch, Ph.D.
  • Pat Rosenthal
  • Marion Rothstein
  • Rogene Russell
  • Abraham Salum and Randy Katz
  • Georg I.W. Schaeffler
  • Betty Secker
  • John E. Seddelmeyer
  • Debbie Shivers
  • Linda Smith
  • Marilyn B. Smith
  • Darren Speir
  • Greg Swalwell
  • Jean Ann Titus
  • Kenneth B. Travis
  • Scott S. Trulock
  • Patricia Villareal
  • Robert Vladem
  • John Ward
  • Crayton W. Webb
  • Martha Wells
  • Jane A. Wetzel
  • George W. Wharton
  • Jeanette Wharton
  • Stacie Whitley
  • James E. Wiley, Jr.
  • Debra Witter
  • Rodney Woods
  • Joseph I. Worsham