Charlotte’s Arts and Sciences Council (ASC) has announced Monifa Drayton as its interim president, following the resignation of Christa Terrell in August. Terrell will depart from the organization in December, leaving behind a non-profit that advocates for equitable resources and opportunities for Charlotte’s arts ecosystem.
Drayton, with over 20 years of experience in executive and strategic leadership, is well-equipped to take on this role. She previously served as Principal Consultant for Draiton Leadership Group and has more than two decades of leadership experience at Atrium Health. In addition to her work at ASC, she also serves as chair of the Mecklenburg Liquor Control Board, overseeing significant 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 lead the organization through this transition period. He is confident that Drayton’s experience will help the ASC continue its important work supporting the cultural sector.
In a 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 fast-growing city like Charlotte.