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BHS Board of Directors

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

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Meet the Barbershop Harmony Society Board of Directors

Please send general inquiries to societyboard@barbershop.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Members and terms

Society Board Directors at Large are elected for three-year terms. Society officers are elected for one-year terms. Members for 2023 will be seated January 1, 2023.

Society Board Members

John and Janet

John Donehower
Society Board President • 2021-2022

39 years of service
Dubuque, IA (CSD)

Favorite Barbershop Memory

"Too many to choose from... but singing FROM THE FIRST HELLO TO THE LAST GOODBYE in a quartet with Marty Monson, Matt Mercier and Mike Rowe ranked way up there!" John and his wife Janet

Barbershop Hero

"Howard Moon (Introduced me to Barbershop)"

John and Kathi

John Santora
Society Treasurer • 2019-2022

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."

Steve and Kerry

Steve Denino

Executive Vice President

2021-2022

30 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."

Dick and Roxanne

Dick Powell
Immediate Past President • 2021-2022

45 years of service
Patapsco Valley (MAD)

Favorite Barbershop Memory

"Standing next to my son on the front row when we won the division championship.”

Barbershop Hero

“Fred King”

Marty and Amy

Marty Monson
CEO • Board Secretary (non-voting)

37 years of service
Great Northern Union (LOL)

Favorite Barbershop Memory

"Singing at Six Flags, St Louis as a quartet '87, and then meeting Gas House Gang at Union Station that same summer"

Barbershop Hero

"Gas House Gang quartet"

Jeremy, Ella, and son

Jeremy Brann
Board Member at-large • 2020-2022

12 years of service
Lexington (CAD)

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"

Blair and Ravi

Blair Brown
Board Member at-large • 2020-2022

4 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 and family

Christian Hunter
Board Member at-Large • 2021-2023

14 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

12 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

23 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.”