Charlotte’s Arts & Science Council (ASC) has appointed Monifa Drayton as its interim president, following the resignation of Krista Terrell in August. Terrell will leave the organization in December, and Drayton will take over while the ASC’s board conducts a national search for the organization’s next permanent leader.
Drayton brings a wealth of experience and skills to the role, having served as principal consultant for the Drayton Leadership Group and having over two decades of leadership experience with Atrium Health. In addition to her work at ASC, she also serves as chair of the Mecklenburg Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, overseeing a sizable budget and social impact strategies.
According to ASC Board Chair Tony Perez, Drayton’s background and passion for the arts make her an ideal candidate to guide the organization through this transitional period. He is confident that Drayton’s experience will help ensure the ASC continues its important work to support the cultural sector.
In a statement, Drayton expressed her excitement to join the team and continue the work of Krista Terrell. She reiterated the importance of supporting diverse creatives and small businesses in a rapidly growing city like Charlotte. The ASC is a nonprofit organization that advocates for equitable resources and opportunities for Charlotte’s art ecosystem.