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Center names new Director of Events

2/17/2020 12AM

Ramona Adams brings extensive experience
in event coordination and sales


CARMEL, Ind. – The Center for the Performing Arts has enlisted an experienced professional to lead the facility rental and special events operation on its three-venue campus.


Ramona Adams

Ramona Adams is the new Director of Events for the Center, which offers a variety of conference rooms, elegant lounges and other spaces for rent in addition to the Palladium, the Tarkington and the Studio Theater. The campus regularly hosts performances, corporate retreats, weddings, school functions, and other business and social events, with catering and other services available.


Adams brings a broad range of expertise to the job, having served previously as private and special events manager for Spoke & Steele/Le Meridien Indianapolis, corporate director of sales for Ruth’s Chris Steak House, sponsor services director for Pacers Sports & Entertainment, and advertising and marketing promotions coordinator for the Indianapolis Star, among other positions.


“Ramona’s background and her connections in the Central Indiana market made her the ideal candidate for this key role in our organization,” said Jeff Steeg, Vice President of Operations at the Center for the Performing Arts. “Facility rental is a growing facet of our business, and she will hit the ground running with those clients.”


Adams holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Dayton, with minors in marketing and sociology. She is active in community organizations including the Rotary Club of Indianapolis, which she led as club president for 2017-2018.


About the Center for the Performing Arts

The mission of the nonprofit Center for the Performing Arts is to engage and inspire the Central Indiana community through enriching arts experiences. The Center presents and hosts hundreds of events each year, including the Center Presents performance series, featuring the best in classical, jazz, pop, rock, country, comedy and other genres. The campus in Carmel, Indiana, includes a 1,500-seat concert hall, the Palladium; a 500-seat proscenium theater, the Tarkington; and the black-box Studio Theater. The Center is home to the affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation and provides space and support services for six resident companies: Actors Theatre of Indiana, Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, Civic Theatre, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre and Indiana Wind Symphony. The Center also provides educational and experiential programming for people of all ages. More information is available at