INDIANAPOLIS — As part of conducting its regular business at the DCI Annual Meetings in Indianapolis, the voting membership of Drum Corps International elected members for open positions on its board of directors.

Each year, three representatives are elected to rotating three-year terms for the nine-member board. This year, the unexpired one-year term of a fourth seat was open due to the recent resignation of former Santa Clara Vanguard director Charles Frost.

The DCI Board of Directors establishes the strategic vision of the organization as well as its business operations on behalf of voting member organizations. Board members offer unique insights, qualifications, and perspectives for organizational governance, business efficiency and effectiveness of execution against the corporate mission.

Newly-elected board members include:

Rosa Lee Hardin (one-year term)

• 20 years of service on the Blue Devils Board of Directors
• Former Publisher, Mississippi Business Journal
• Founder and Board Member - Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Jackson, MS
• Co-founder and producer of SOCAP (
• Board of Directors - Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Warren Wilson College, Mission Hub LLC, GatherLabLLC

Don Rawlins (three-year term)

• Carolina Crown Board of Directors (2012-2018)
• Business Attorney for 25+ years
• Expertise in mediation and arbitration, nonprofit governance, strategic plan implementation
• Published in the International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution

Patrick Sweeney, Ed. D (three-year term)

• Former Superintendent, Fountain Hills (Arizona) Unified School District
• Former Assistant Superintendent, Paradise Valley (Arizona) Unified School District
• 34 years experience as a teacher, principal, and school district administrator

Jim Tabuchi (three-year term)

• President & CEO of Mandarins
• DCI Board of Directors (Initially elected 2017)
• 25 years in high tech, marketing, and business development (Hewlett-Packard)
• Board of Directors - American Leadership Forum

These individuals joined fellow board members Kathy Black, David Glasgow, Jonathan Powell, Jim Doyle and John Masterson for the first time on Sunday, January 12, beginning a new year of work and oversight.