Board of Directors & Staff

Asheville is an arts-focused community where famous writers, architects, musicians, and artists have left a mark and enriched our heritage for more than a century. The Asheville Symphony is a major asset to this region’s diverse environment and over for nearly 60 years played a large role in the continuum of its creativity and artistic expression. We are fortunate to be part of this exciting journey.

2016 – 2017 Board of Directors & Staff



Irene Stoll

Bill Gettys
Past President

Doris Phillips Loomis
Secretary & President-Elect

G. Edward Towson, II

Eugene Casey
VP – Artistic Affairs and Education

Bolling Farmer
VP – Governance

Gerald C. Kitch
VP – Finance

Carol McCollum
VP – Development

Jack Anderson
VP – Human Resources

Olivia Zahler
Guild President

Ron Hershberger
Chorus President


Michael Andry
Thomas C. Bolton
Michael S. Cortes
Dr. John P. Cuellar, III
John Donahoe
Nancy Edgerton
Bolling Farmer
Dawn H. Grohs
Richard Hall
Lloyd Horton
Bill Hunt
Don Layden
Barbra Love
Carol McCollum
C. Allan Morse
Dr. Tom Parker
Elizabeth Schulte Roth

Directors Emeritus

George M. Bilbrey, Jr. M.D.
J.K. MacKendree Day
Joyce R. Dorr, Ph.D.
George F. Goosmann, III
Karl S. Quisenberry, Ph.D.
John J. Sherman, Jr.
W. Herbert Smith, Jr.


David N. Whitehill
Executive Director

Amy McGuire
Director of Development

Claire Allen
Development Associate

Sally J. Keeney
Orchestra Manager

Sherry Blakely
Patron Services Manager

Robin Roberts
Patron Services Associate

Cara Jenkins
Education Coordinator and Youth Orchestra Manager