Babson Magazine

Winter 2017

News, Notes + Nods


Mary Deissler MBA'82
Photo: Diedra Laird/The Charlotte Observer

Mary Deissler (right), CEO and president of the Charlotte [N.C.] Symphony Orchestra since June 2016, was featured in a Sept. 22 article, “The Woman Who’s Turning the Charlotte Symphony Upside Down,” in The Charlotte Observer. In this photo, she’s talking with Christopher Warren-Green, violinist, conductor, and music director of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Mary was previously president of The Chicago Academy for the Arts, an independent high school for the performing and visual arts. Her plans include expanding the symphony’s relationship with Charlotte’s Winterfield Elementary School.