Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma Elects New Officers and Directors
The Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma – Oklahoma City’s own chamber music ensemble -- is proud to announce the election of four directors to serve as its officers for the 2010-11 season, as well as the election of one new director and the re-election of three incumbent directors.
David R. Johnson was elected President of Brightmusic. He is a retired partner of the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C. David is a Bartlesville native who returned to Oklahoma in 2005. Last season, he served as Vice President of Brightmusic. David received his B.A. from Tulane University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Grant J. DeFehr was elected Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Brightmusic. He is the president of Serva Corporation and a corporate development officer of Everest Management of Oklahoma City, an affiliate of Wexford Capital LLC of Greenwich, Connecticut. Grant served as Secretary of Brightmusic last season. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, his J.D. from Georgetown University and his master’s degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
John Williams, the retiring President of Brightmusic, was elected Vice President and Director of Special Projects. He is a retired executive in the advertising firm of Ogilvy & Mather in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. John has served as a director of Brightmusic since 2005 and as President since 2007. He received his B.B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma and pursued graduate studies at Northwestern University.
Andrew B. Peterson was elected Secretary of Brightmusic. He is an intellectual property attorney in the Oklahoma City law firm of McAfee & Taft. Andy joined Brightmusic’s Board of Directors earlier this year. He received undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and Spanish from the University of Oklahoma. Between college and law school, Andy taught Spanish at OU and served as the director of its Modern Languages Learning Center. He received his law degree summa cum laude from the OU College of Law.
N. Luke Back was recently elected as a new director of Brightmusic. He is a member of the clergy at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral. Luke is a graduate of Casady School and the Virginia Theology Seminary. He holds advanced degrees in higher education administration and European studies from the University of Oklahoma.
Three incumbent directors were re-elected to serve an additional term on the Brightmusic Board of Directors. Eric T. Laity is a professor of law and the associate dean for academic affairs at Oklahoma City University School of Law. Margôt L. Nesbitt is long-time cultural leader in Oklahoma City and recently retired as an active member of the clergy of St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral. And Jonathan Ruck is assistant professor of cello at the University of Oklahoma Music School and the principal cellist in the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra.