Board of Directors

The Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra board of directors are individuals who are influential in the community and dedicated to bringing world-class fine arts to Johns Creek.

Craig Carter, President
Craig Carter is proud to say he is a retired officer of the United States Coast Guard, Officer in Charge USCGC, 1978-2003, Pensacola, Florida. Craig made his way to Johns Creek where he settled with his wife and family and embarked on a career as a Financial Advisor for Ameriprise Financial Services based in Alpharetta, GA…more

Douglas A. Russ, Vice President
Doug serves as President of the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce. As President, his primary areas of focus are on building a strong and self-replicating leadership infrastructure…more

Wayne Baughman, Music Director & Conductor
JCSO Music Director and Conductor, J. Wayne Baughman studied choral and orchestral conducting, earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in music education from the University of Alabama where his principal teachers were Kenneth Neilsen and Emil Raab…more

Kevin E. Brown
Kevin Brown joined the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra with over 35 years of experience in the Atlanta arts community, with 25 of those years as Atlanta Symphony Orchestra House Manager. Believing this role as central to an orchestra’s commitment to customer loyalty, he was primarily responsible for managing the customer experience at all symphony performance events…more

Adelaide Federici
Concertmaster Adelaide Federici began studying violin when she was 3 with her
mother, Lynn Baughman. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California…more

Angela Blair Harvey
Angela Harvey is a retired educator with a Masters degree in Middle Childhood Education from Georgia State University. Angela taught for over 27 years, both in fifth and six grades…more

Jeanne Bynum Hipes
An aggressive litigator and negotiator, Jeanne has been advocating for her corporate executive client base in one capacity or another during virtually all of her 20+ years of law practice…more

Kathleen Klotz
Kathleen Klotz, MD, PhD has been in private practice specializing in Neurology since 1992. Born in Arlington, Virginia, Kathleen obtained her BS of Biology from the College of William and Mary and then became a Neuroscientist at the NIH (National Institute of Health)…more

Richard Loehn
Richard Loehn received his BS in Physics and Math from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and was hired by NASA to work at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, developing specific star charts…more

Lyman Louis
Lyman Louis, although semi-retired, remains active as a salesman for Minuteman Press. Starting out in a large family printing business, most of his business career was spent with CBS publishing in New York…more

Betsy Rhame-Minor
Betsy Rhame-Minor is Writer/Editor at Rhame Communications as well as Grant Writer at Nonprofit Media Solutions. Betsy got her start working in marketing in higher education, but…more