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The Barbershop Harmony Society is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.


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Members and terms

Society Board Directors at Large are elected for three-year terms. Society officers are elected for one-year terms. Members for 2024 will be seated January 1, 2024.

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Society Board Members

John Santora
Society President • 2023

John and Kathi

44 years of service
Alexandria Harmonizers (MAD)
Patapsco Valley (MAD)

Favorite Barbershop Memory

"So many, many barbershop memories, but my favorite is performing in '1 Am Harvey Milk' with the Harmonizers and Kristin Chenoweth in 2016."

Barbershop Hero

"Dr. Ray Danley, an inspirational leader when I sang with the Scarborough Dukes of Harmony in the 1980s and '90s."

Noah Funderburg
Immediate Past President • Served 2007-2008

41 years of service
Tuscaloosa, AL (DIX)

Favorite Barbershop Memory

"Handing out 50-year pins to members while Society President. Their joy became my joy."

Barbershop Hero

"Joe Liles, who was the epitome of graciousness, fun, and sharing musical talent with everyone."

Executive Vice President

Dwayne and Barbara

Dwayne Cooper
Treasurer • 2023

46 years of service
McKinney, Texas

Favorite Barbershop Memory

"Singing in the Father-Son-Grandson Chorus in Kansas City with my father-in-law Robert Moore and son Daniel Cooper."

Barbershop Hero

Bob Cearnal, past International President, wonderful emcee, great quartet bass, and all-around nice guy.

Steve and Kerry

Steve Denino

Interim CEO • Board Secretary (non-voting)

37 years of service

The Alliance Chorus (JAD), The Core (JAD)

Favorite Barbershop Memory

"My first contest with my Dad and two brothers - Denino's Home Grown Harmony. And then participating in the first co-ed Buckeye Invitational."

Jeremy, Ella, and son

Jeremy Brann
Board Member at-large • 2020-2023

12 years of service
Lexington, KY (CAR)

Favorite Barbershop Memory

"My high school friends and I worked up a barbershop medley for our school talent show in 1996. I was hooked immediately, and I'm still good friends with the 3 other guys."

Barbershop Hero

"Mike Rowe"

Larry Bomback

Larry Bomback
Board Member At-large

19 years of service
Philadelphia, PA (MAD)
Hell's Kitchen, NY (MAD)

Favorite Barbershop Memory

Singing and dancing with GOTHAM at the first-ever EiH International Convention

Barbershop Hero

Marty Monson

Blair and Ravi

Blair Brown
Board Member at-large • 2020-2023

5 years of service
Sunshine District
Double Date Quartet

Favorite Barbershop Memory

"Attending an Ambassadors of Harmony Show in 2009. It was my first time hearing barbershop and I was so immediately hooked that I could barely stay in my seat!

Barbershop Hero

“Jim Henry, Mike Slamka, Marty Monson."

Christian Hunter
Board Member at-Large • 2021-2023

15 years of service
Hunterdon Harmonizers (MAD)
Vocal Synergy (MAD)

Favorite Barbershop Memories

"Singing with my son, Andrew, and the Sound of the Rockies’ Normandy Chorus for the 75th commemoration of D-Day in France."

Barbershop Hero

"So hard to choose, but I will go with Andrew Shackleton. His constant reminders that everything we do should have some "stupid fun" with it. I often remind myself of the times would be working with Andrew and we, and the rest of the "Amigos", would just laugh. The world is a better place because Andrew Shackleton was in it."

Maria and family

Maria Christian
Board Member at-Large • 2022-2024

13 Years of Service
Song of the Lakes Chorus (SA))
First Class quartet

How I got into barbershop

"Invited by friend, I went to a Sweet Adelines Shoreline Sound Chorus rehearsal and never looked back. I've since been a part of chorus management, liaison work at the Regional level, became a certified director, competed on the International stage in both quartet and chorus, and a founding member of the Sweet Adelines DE&I Task Force. I've been a part of BHS for the past 11 years, an avid fan of Harmony University, and have engaged in the DE&I work sponsored by BHS."

Zachary and family

Zachary Materne
Board Member at-Large • 2022-2024

25 years of service
New Orleans, LA (SWD)

Favorite Barbershop Memory

"My favorite was the weekend that I spent in 1999 at the University of North Texas for SWD Harmony Explosion Camp. The weekend included working with The Vocal Majority and Gotcha!. It was the beginning of a relationship with barbershop that has sent me on an incredible journey." Barbershop Hero Fred Hodnett sponsored me to attend Harmony Explosion Zachary and his family Camp. Also, Alan Gauthreaux coached my college quartet to two bronze medals.”

Joe McDonald

Joe and Jen

Board Member-at-Large • 2023-2025

18 years of service
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

Favorite Barbershop Memory

Every time I get to sing with a new singer and they experience that first time thrill of ringing a chord.

Barbershop Hero

I have to say that my barbershop heroes include many young directors and quartets that give selflessly of their time and talent to our chapter Harmony Camp each summer.

Tim Myers

Tim Myers

Board Member-at-Large • 2023-2025

16 years of service
O'Fallon, Missouri

Favorite Barbershop Memory

The crowd reaction of the St. Louis audience the very first time The Ambassadors of Harmony did the tear away in 76 Trombones.

Barbershop Hero

Not a traditional answer here, but I’m always most in awe of Joe Barbershopper who does this for the love of music. These folks are truly inspiring.