MOT Chairman Rick Williams Honored with National Opera Trustee Award from Opera America

Michigan Opera Theatre is proud to announce that long-term Chairman R. Jamison “Rick” Williams has been honored with a 2018 National Opera Trustee Award from Opera America. Rick was one of only four people across the country to receive the award, which recognizes outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for exemplary leadership, generosity, and audience-building efforts on behalf of their respective organizations. Opera America selected Rick in recognition of his tireless advocacy and problem-solving prowess, citing his 15 years as Chairman of the Board, and a legacy highlighted by his heroic navigation through the 2008 recession, which resulted in the vibrant, thriving organization we enjoy today.


On behalf of the entire Michigan Opera Theatre family, we congratulate Rick on his well-deserved honor and thank him for his dedicated leadership and generosity!