Charlotte’s Arts & Science Council (ASC) has appointed Monifa Drayton as its interim president, effective immediately. Drayton will succeed Krista Terrell, who resigned in August and will leave the organization in December. As a nonprofit advocating for equitable resources and opportunities for the city’s art ecosystem, the ASC is committed to supporting diverse creatives and small businesses in a rapidly growing city like Charlotte.
In her statement, Drayton expressed her excitement about joining the team and continuing the work of Krista Terrell. She reiterated the importance of supporting diverse creatives and small businesses in a rapidly growing city like Charlotte. With over 20 years of executive and strategic leadership experience, Drayton brings a wealth of valuable skills to the organization.
Prior to joining ASC, Drayton served as the principal consultant for the Drayton Leadership Group and had over two decades of leadership experience with Atrium Health. In addition to her work at ASC, she also serves as the chair of the Mecklenburg Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, overseeing a sizable budget and social impact strategies.
Tony Perez, chair of ASC’s board, said that 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 her experience will help ensure that ASC continues its important work to support Charlotte’s cultural sector during this time of change.