Professor of Practice, Founding Director Janklow Arts Leadership Program
M.A. Arts Administration, Graduate School of Business, University of Wisconson-Madison
Experience / Achievements
President/CEO AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas, TX. 2009 - 2010
Responsible for opening, organizing the operations, and programming of the Center, which consists of five performance venues: Winspear Opera House (2,200 seats), Hamon Recital Hall (200 seats), Wyly Theater (600 seats), Black Box Theater (100 seats), and Annette Strauss Artist Square (outdoor venue with 2,800 seats).
President/CEO Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1998-2009
Responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the Center, including long range planning, programming and financial affairs. The Broward Center (consisting of six theaters in four performing arts facilities) is recognized as one of world's top venues and a catalyst for tourism, economic development, education, industry innovation and cross-cultural exchange.
Executive Director Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, HI, 1993-1998
Developed and guided business and operations plans for new visual and performing arts complex including a 5,000-seat amphitheater, 1,250 seat theater, 300 seat theater, art gallery, and classrooms.
Diamond Award, South Florida Business Journal 2008
Leadership Award, Leadershop Broward 2008
Community Leadership, Fort Lauderdale LINKS 2008
Building Our Community Award, Miami/Dade March of Dimes 2007
Silver Medallion Award, National Conference for Community and Justice/Broward 2007
Shining Star of Excellence Award, Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce 2005
Excellence in Leadership, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce 2005
Howard Kleinberg Award, South Florida Carbonell Awards, South Florida Theatre Critics 2004
Leadership Alumni Award, Leadership Broward 2004
Downtowner of the Year, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce's 2003
100 Most Powerful People, South Florida CEO 2003