Monifa Drayton has been appointed as the interim president of the Arts & Science Council (ASC), effective immediately. This comes after the resignation of Krista Terrell in August, who will depart from the organization in December. The ASC is a nonprofit organization that advocates for equitable resources and opportunities for Charlotte’s art ecosystem.
In a statement, Drayton expressed her enthusiasm 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.
With over 20 years of executive and strategic leadership experience, Drayton brings a wealth of valuable skills to the organization. She has 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.
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.