Monifa Drayton has been appointed 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, and Drayton will assume her role while the ASC’s board conducts a national search for a permanent successor.
As an experienced executive and strategist with over 20 years of 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, where she oversees a sizable budget and social impact strategies.
In her statement, Drayton expressed her excitement about joining the team and continuing the important work that Krista Terrell had started. She emphasized the importance of supporting diverse creatives and small businesses in a rapidly growing city like Charlotte, which aligns with ASC’s mission to advocate for equitable resources and opportunities for Charlotte’s art ecosystem.
ASC Board Chair Tony Perez praised Drayton’s background and passion for the arts, stating that she is an ideal candidate to guide the organization through this transitional period. He is confident that her experience will help ensure that ASC continues its important work to support