The Center for the Performing Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational, arts, and cultural organization.


Our Mission
The mission of the Center for the Performing Arts is to engage and inspire the Central Indiana community through enriching arts experiences.



The Center for the Performing Arts Staff

 

Jeffrey C. McDermott
President/CEO

 

Jeffrey C. McDermott is a collaborative leader with years of experience in management, business growth and problem-solving, most recently as a longtime partner at law firm Krieg DeVault LLP.

A Carmel resident for over 30 years, McDermott joined the Board of Directors for the Center for the Performing Arts in 2010, prior to the opening of the Palladium. He has since served the Center's Board in multiple capacities, including as a member of its Executive Committee, Development Committee, Audit Committee, Finance Committee, Governance Committee and as its legal counsel.

In 2011, McDermott joined the Board of Directors of the Great American Songbook Foundation as its second Board Chairman. During his tenure, the Foundation permanently affiliated with the Center, attracted new members to its national Board of Directors, increased its donor base, significantly added to its archives, and expanded its national Songbook Academy to every state in the continental United States.

McDermott was named Interim President/CEO in 2016 and accepted a permanent, full-time appointment to the position in August 2017. 

 

Michael Feinstein 

Artistic Director

 

Michael Feinstein is a multi-platinum selling, five-time Grammy-nominated vocalist and pianist known as “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook.” More than an entertainer, he is nationally recognized for his commitment to American popular song, both celebrating its art and preserving its legacy for future generations. In addition to serving as artistic director, Feinstein performs frequently at the Center and assists with programming.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE
Lisa Stanke
Administrative Coordinator & Office Manager

 

PROGRAMMING
Douglas Tatum
Vice President of Programming

 

Julia Shildmyer-Heighway
Director of Education & Community Engagement


DEVELOPMENT

Michael Pettry
Vice President of Development

 

Kendra Latta
Director of Individual Development

 

Braden Hurley
Director of Corporate Development

 

Sheila Morone
Development Strategy & Research Manager

 

Robin Briskey
Annual Fund & Corporate Relations Manager

 

Tara Eubanks
Individual Giving Associate



FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

Susan Springirth
Chief Financial Officer

 

Cynthia Ille
Controller

 

Nancy Hamilton
Accounting & HR Manager

 

Michele Oakley
Accounting Specialist

 


MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Mark Truett
Vice President of Marketing & Communications

 

Becky Lee Meacham
Director of Marketing

 

Scott Hall
Director of Communications

 

Katie Breden

Social Media & Digital Marketing Coordinator

 

Corey Glenton
Graphic Design Coordinator

 

John A. Moskal II
Business Intelligence Administrator


PATRON SERVICES

Brian Seitz
Patron Services Manager

 

Chandler Appleby
Steve Moore
Patron Services Supervisors

Geoffrey Ault

Amanda Boldt
Bill Eckert
Sheryl Mullins

Allison Parker

Lindy Siefker

Patron Services Representatives

OPERATIONS
Jeff Steeg
Vice President of Operations

 

Laura Varnau
Director of Event Sales

 

Nicole Silvernell
Events Coordinator

 

Sharon Holyoak
Gift Shop Manager; Volunteer Coordinator

 

Lisa Hillard
Beverage & Concessions Manager

 

Cindy Teeters
Lead House Manager

 

Kelley Johnson
Katherine Jones
Marilyn Melangton
Kim Moe
Lisa Thornberry
House Managers



FACILITIES
Ed Penman
Facility Manager

 

Ryan Gray
Maintenance Engineer

 


PRODUCTION

Tim Todd
Director of Production

 

Lisa Posson
Production Manager

 

Jared McGowan
Lighting Director

 

Devin Schonsheck
Lead Audio Engineer

 

Joe Wisner
Technical Director, The Studio Theater

 

Joshua Hasty
Technical Director, The Tarkington

 

Ben Dobler
AVL Technician

 

Ellen Kingston
Concierge Service Manager

 

Contact Us

General email: Info@TheCenterPresents.org

Box Office email: Tickets@TheCenterPresents.org