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


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



The Center for the Performing Arts Staff

Jeffrey C. McDermott, President/CEO

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 

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.

 

Jeff Steeg
Chief Operating Officer

 

Stephanie Sambol Carter
Vice President of Human Resources

 

Dan Kemer
Vice President of Programming

 

Kendra Latta, CFRE
Vice President of Development

 

Mark Truett
Vice President of Marketing and Communications

 

Ed Penman
Vice President of Facilities

 

Ramona Adams
Vice President of Events

 

Maryan Douglas
Executive Assistant

 


ADMINISTRATION

Jeff Steeg
Chief Operating Officer

 

Stephanie Sambol Carter
Vice President of Human Resources

 

Cynthia Ille
Director of Finance & Controller

 

Nancy Hamilton
Accounting & Human Resources Manager

 

Michele Oakley
Accounting Specialist


John A. Moskal II
Director of IT

 

Maryan Douglas
Executive Assistant

 

PROGRAMMING
Dan Kemer
Vice President of Programming

 

Julia Shildmyer
Director of Education & Community Engagement

 

Kristen Bales

Education Associate


DEVELOPMENT

Kendra Latta, CFRE
Vice President of Development

 

Kathy Pataluch
Director of Individual Development

 

Lindsay Fish
Director of Partnership Development

 

Sheila Delaney
Director of Development Strategy & Research

 

Madison Miazgowicz
Individual Development Manager

 

Elizabeth Elliott

Partnership Development Coordinator

 

Dianne Bonnici

Donor Database Coordinator

 

Jo Garcia
Assistant Director of Individual Development
Great American Songbook Foundation

 

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Mark Truett
Vice President of Marketing & Communications

 

Becky Lee Meacham
Director of Marketing

 

Scott Hall
Director of Communications

 

Katie Armel

Social Media Manager

 

Kyle Acker

Design Manager

 

Steve Moore

Marketing Associate

 

PATRON SERVICES
Brian Seitz
Director of Patron Services and Organizational Core Values

 

Beth Scott

Patron Services Manager

 

Kate Ochwat

Patron Services Assistant Manager


Sheryl Anastas
Patron Services Concierge

 

Jane Caskey

Lynn Ducat
Paul Hargitt
Te'Arrow Hoggard
Jennifer Partlan

Patron Services Associates

FACILITIES

Ed Penman
Vice President of Facilities

 

Jason Butrum
Director of Safety and Security

 

Ryan Gray
Director of Facilities

 

Andrew Taylor

Maintenance Engineer

 

EVENTS
Ramona Adams
Vice President of Events

 

Lisa Hillard
Director of Beverages

 

Nicole Chernish

Events Manager

 

Lexi Malott

Elizabeth Martine

Event Coordinator

 

Krista Layfield

Front of House Manager

 

Cindy Teeters
Lead House Manager

 

Myra Carleton

Andrea Goetz

Jennifer Kaufmann
Kim Moe

Aaron Sembly

Audrey Surina

Yolanda Valdivia

House Managers

 

Karen Knotts
Concierge Services Manager

 

Grace Snyder
Artist Concierge


PRODUCTION

Lisa Posson
Director of Production

 

Ben Dobler
Technical Director, Palladium

 

Joshua Hasty
Technical Director, Tarkington

 

Brian Coon
Technical Director, Studio Theater

 

Levi Townsend
Production Manager

 

Rob Glass
Lead Audio Engineer

 

Nick Brown
Lighting Director

 

Josh Burton
Senior Production Technician

 

Lizz Krull
Rebecca Beam
Production Technician

 

Contact Us

General email: Info@TheCenterPresents.org

Fifth Third Bank Box Office email: Tickets@TheCenterPresents.org