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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 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
Maryan Douglas
Executive Assistant

 

PROGRAMMING
Dan Kemer
Vice President of Programming

 

Julia Shildmyer-Heighway
Director of Education & Community Engagement

 

Krista Layfield

Education Associate & Volunteer Coordinator


DEVELOPMENT

Kendra Latta, CFRE
Vice President of Development

 

Ana Hammersley
Director of Individual Development

 

Braden Hurley
Director of Partnership Development

 

Sheila Delaney
Director of Development Strategy & Research

 

Tara Eubanks
Donor Stewardship & Partner Fulfillment Manager

 

Madison Miazgowicz
Annual Fund & Gift Entry Manager

 

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Mark Truett
Vice President of Marketing & Communications

 

Becky Lee Meacham
Director of Marketing

 

Scott Hall
Director of Communications

 

Katie Breden

Social Media Manager

 

Kalie Clark
Design Manager

 

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

 

Chandler Appleby
Steve Moore
Patron Services Managers


Sheryl Anastas
Patron Services Concierge


Bill Eckert
Kate Ochwat
Jane Caskey

Patron Services Associates

FINANCE & OPERATIONS
Jeff Steeg
Vice President of Finance & Operations

 

Cynthia Ille
Director of Finance & Controller

 

Nancy Hamilton
Accounting & HR Manager

 

Michele Oakley
Accounting Specialist

 

Jason Butrum
Director of Safety and Security


John A. Moskal II
Business Intelligence Manager

 

Ed Penman
Director of Facilities

 

Ryan Gray
Maintenance Engineer

 

EVENT PRODUCTION
Tim Todd
Vice President of Event Production

 

Lisa Hillard
Director of Beverages

 

Ellen Kingston
Director of Creative Events

 

Ramona Adams
Director of Events

 

Lisa Posson
Director of Production

 

Laura Varnau
Event Manager

 

Cindy Teeters
Lead House Manager


Kim Moe
Erica Bernstein
Jennifer Kaufmann
Dianne Bonnici
House Managers

 

Karen Knotts
Artist Concierge Manager


PRODUCTION

Jacki Pollnow 
Production Manager

 

Devin Schonsheck
Lead Audio Engineer

 

Ben Dobler
Lead Video Engineer

 

Jared McGowan
Lighting Director

 

Joe Wisner
Technical Director, The Studio Theater

 

Joshua Hasty
Technical Director, The Tarkington

 

Greg Cox
Production Technician

 

 

 

Contact Us

General email: Info@TheCenterPresents.org

Box Office email: Tickets@TheCenterPresents.org