Board of Trustees

THE HISTORIC MUSIC HALL PROVIDES THE DETROIT COMMUNITY WITH INNOVATIVE AND QUALITY PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAMMING AND EDUCATION THAT REFLECTS AND ATTRACTS THE DIVERSE MIX OF CULTURES THAT MAKE UP SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN. MUSIC HALL IS DETROIT’S PEOPLE’S THEATER – THE PLACE FOR CONSISTENTLY HIGH QUALITY BUT NON-ELITIST, PERFORMANCES AND PERFORMING ARTS EDUCATION WITH AN EMPHASIS ON DANCE, THEATER AND MUSIC, PARTICULARLY JAZZ. MUSIC HALL AIMS TO BE THE MOST ACCESSIBLE, INCLUSIVE AND CULTURALLY DIVERSE INSTITUTION IN THE COUNTRY.

Our 80-member Board meets 4 times per year.  Active committees include Executive, Finance, Nominating, and others that oversee special functions and activities. Board members attend 3 - 5 events annually and financially support the Music Hall through required annual contributions. The Board is diverse: 55% male / 45% female; 47% African-American / 53% white or other. 

Officers
Mr. Alex L. Parrish - Chairman

Senior Partner Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn

Mr. Cameron (Sandy) Duncan - Treasurer

Duncan Consulting, LLC

Mr. Shaun Wilson - Secretary

Senior Vice President, Truscott Rossman

Mr. Leland K. Bassett - Vice Chairman

Chairman Bassett & Bassett Inc.

Mr. Elliott Hall - Vice Chairman

Attorney Elliott Hall PLC

Mr. Robert E. McCabe (1923-2013) Chairman Emeritus

Civic & Leader

Mr. Vincent C. Paul - President

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Board of Trustees
Mrs. Judy Agley

Civic & Community Leader

Mr. John Ahee

Edmund T. AHEE Jewelers

Mrs. Maggie Allesee

Civic & Community Leader

Ms. Marsha L. Bass

President, MBB Affiliates, LLC

Mrs. Tina Bassett

Bassett & Bassett Inc.

Mr. Derek T. Batts

Senior Vice President and Portfolio Management Director, Morgan Stanley

Mr. Marvin Beatty

Chief Community Officer, Owner, Greektown Casino - Hotel

Mrs. Betty Brooks - Emeritus

Civic & Community Leader

Mr. Darrell Burks

Retired Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Mr. William Carey

President, Cortland Associates

Ms. Vivian Carpenter

President, Supreme Communications Group, LLC

Ms. Robin Cole, R.N.

Professional Medical Center

Dr. Julius V. Combs

Retired Business Leader & Physician

Ms. Cara J. Curry - Emeritus

Civic & Community Leader

Mr. Ara J. Darakjian

Darakjian Jewelers

Dr. David DiChiera

Artistic Director, Michigan Opera Theatre

Mr. Dilip Dubey

Chief Executive Officer, Netlink

Mrs. Sue Ellen Eisenberg

President, Sue Ellen Eisenberg & Associates

Mr. David Ely

President, EDSS

Mr. Walter K. Evans

Chief Operating Officer, The Barthwell Group

Mrs. Linda Finkel

Civic & Community Leader

Mrs. Jennifer Fischer

Civic & Community Leader

Mr. Gordon Follmer

Managing Director, UHY LLP

Mr. Marvin Frenkel - Emeritus

Treasurer, Meyer and Anna Prentis Family Foundation

Mrs. Henrietta Fridholm - Emeritus

Civic & Community Leader

Ms. Carol A. Friend

Partner, Honigman, Miller, Schwartz, and Cohn

Mr. David Gaskin

Attorney

Mr. Tom A. Goss

Chairman, Goss LLC

Ms. Tatiana D. Grant, MPR

President, Infused PR & Events and Co-Owner, Flash Delivery

Ms. Ann Hall

Civic & Community Leader

Mr. Rainy Hamilton Jr.

President, Hamilton Anderson Associates

Ms. Joyce Hayes Giles

Retired Assistant to the Chairman & Senior Vice President of Customer Service, DTE Energy

Mrs. Karen Healy

Civic & Community Leader

Mr. George Hill - Emeritus

President, Diversified Chemical Technologies, Inc.

Mr. Aaron Hodari

Vice President, Schechter Investment Advisors

Mr. Gregory Jackson

President and CEO, Jackson Automotive Management, Mercedes-Benz of St. Clair Shores

Mr. David Jaffe

Attorney, Jaffe Counsel PLC

Hon. Damon Keith - Emeritus

Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals

Ms. Linda Klein - Emeritus

Civic & Community Leader

Mrs. Paulette Kofron

Teacher

Mr. David J. Lochner

President, Michigan, FirstMerit Bank

Mr. Brian Mooney

President, Integrity Building Group

Mrs. Savarior Moss-Service

Black McDonald Owners Association

Mr. William S. Noakes, Jr.

Dr. Juliette Okotie-Eboh

Senior Vice President of Community Affairs, MGM Grand Detroit

Ms. Gail Perry-Mason

Senior Director of Invesments, Oppenheimer & Co Inc.

Ms. Peggy Pitt

Founding Partner, Pitt, McGehee, Palmer, Rivers & Golden P.C.

Ms. Patti Prowse

Civic & Community Leader

Mr. Luis Resto

Academy Award Winning Composer

Mr. Leon C. Richardson

President & CEO, ChemicoMays, LLC

Mr. Roy S. Roberts

Civic & Community Leader

Mr. Damien Rocchi

CEO and Co-Founder, Grand Cicus

Mr. Allen Ross

President, Little Silver Corp.

Ms. Michele A. Samuels, CPA

Senior Vice President, General Auditor and Corporate Compliance, Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan

Mr. Thomas H. Seabron, Jr.

Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC

Mr. James Settles, Jr.

Vice President, UAW

Mr. Robert S. Shumake

Civic & Community Leader

Ms. Phyllis Snow - Emeritus

Advanced Research Attorney, Michigan Court of Appeals

Mr. Ricardo Solomon

President & CEO, Strategic Communications LLC

Dr. Lorna Thomas M.D.

Mr. Samuel Thomas

President, Star Development, Inc.

Ms. Gretchen Valade

CEO, Mack Avenue Records

Mr. Jeffrey H. Vanneste

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Lear Corporation

Mr. Tobin J. Williams

Executive Director, Staffs HR, General Motors

Mr. William Patrick Young

Absopure

Ms. Mary Lou Zieve

Actress

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