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Leadership

The Board of Directors at JazzArts Charlotte is a diverse, compassionate and dedicated group of individuals focused on ensuring the expansion of the jazz arts in the Charlotte community.  All Board members are active patrons, participate in our performance and educational programs, and are all uniquely connected to American’s classical music, jazz.

Board of Directors

Jerri Kallam (Chair)
Director, Wells Fargo Securities

Kevin L. Patterson (Immediate Past Chair)
Retired Director of Sales, IBM

Karen Bernhardt (Vice Chair)
SVP Mass Advertising, Bank of America

Joseph Smith III (Treasurer)
Risk & Compliance Manager, Protiviti

Betsy Grant-Kaperonis (Secretary)
Marketing Consultant/COO, Transition Consults, LLC

Bill Abt
Retired Senior Vice President for Administration and Business, Carthage College

Joel E. Burris
President, Managing Partner, GCG Wealth Management INC

Tim Christman
Project Manager, Barringer Construction

Vincent P. Luciani
Senior Sales Engineer, SurgeX

Michael Masci
CFP Retirement Plan Consultant, TIAA

Anil Patel
Director, Wells Fargo Securities

Katie Ramseur 
Attorney, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP

Frank Schall
Member, Moore & Van Allen PLLC

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