Charlotte’s arts community is in for a change as Monifa Drayton has been announced as the interim president of the Arts & Science Council (ASC), following the resignation of Krista Terrell in August. Terrell will leave the organization in December. The ASC is a nonprofit organization that advocates for equitable resources and opportunities for Charlotte’s art ecosystem.

Drayton, with over 20 years of executive and strategic leadership experience, brings a wealth of valuable skills to the organization. She previously served as the principal consultant for the Drayton Leadership Group and has 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.

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. 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 while they conduct a national search for their next permanent leader.

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