Monifa Drayton has been appointed as the interim president of the Arts & Science Council (ASC), a role she will take on as the board of directors conducts a national search for a permanent leader following the resignation of the current president, Krista Terrell. Terrell will be leaving the organization in December.
As an experienced executive and strategic leader with over 20 years of experience, Drayton brings valuable skills and expertise to the ASC. She previously served as the principal consultant for the Drayton Leadership Group and with Atrium Health, where she honed her leadership abilities. Additionally, Drayton serves as the chair of the Mecklenburg Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, providing her with experience in overseeing significant budgets and strategies for social impact.
Drayton is excited to join the ASC team and highlighted in a statement her passion for supporting diverse creatives and small businesses in a fast-growing city like Charlotte. The Arts and Science Council is a nonprofit organization that advocates for equitable resources and opportunities for Charlotte’s art ecosystem. Under Drayton’s leadership, the organization will continue its mission to support cultural growth and development in Charlotte.
ASC Board Chair Tony Perez expressed confidence in Drayton’s ability to navigate this transition period, citing her strong management background and passion for the arts as valuable assets for the organization as it continues to support the cultural sector.