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Arts and Cultural Clients

James has recruited CEOs, and C-level executives to performing arts centers, dance and symphony organizations, arts foundations, festivals and theaters throughout the US and abroad.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
President and CEO

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Artistic Director

Apollo Theater Foundation
Chief Operating Officer;

VP, Development;

Managing Director, Operations;

Director, Finance

Auditorium Theater (Roosevelt University)
President and CEO

August Wilson African American Cultural Center
Managing Director;

Vice President, Development

ARTS Center Stage
President

Ballet Hispánico
Executive Director

Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company
Executive Director

Bing Concert Hall (Stanford University)

Executive Director

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Artistic Director

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
President & CEO; 

Senior Vice President, Programming and Marketing

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
President and CEO

Chicago Humanities Festival
Artistic Director

City Center of Music & Drama (NY State Theater)
Chief Financial Officer

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (University of Maryland)
Executive Director

The Colonial Theatre
Executive Director

Columbus Performing Arts Center (Georgia State University)
Executive Director

Count Basie Center for the Arts
President and CEO

Dallas Center for the Performing Arts (now AT&T Performing Arts Center)
President and CEO

Chief Operating Officer

Dance Theatre of Harlem
Managing Director

Dance/USA
Executive Director

Free Arts NYC
Director of Development

Harlem School of the Arts
Executive Director

Houston Symphony Orchestra
Vice President, Marketing

International Festival of Arts and Ideas
President

Kentucky Center for the Arts
President

Loew’s King Theater
Executive Director

Louisville Ballet
Executive Director

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
President and CEO

Miami City Ballet
Executive Director;

Chief Community Engagement Officer;

Chief Development Officer;

Chief Marketing Officer;

School Managing Director

Naples Philharmonic
General Manager

National Black Arts Festival
President

National Italian-American Foundation
President

The New 42nd Street
Chief Financial Officer

Newark Symphony Hall
Executive Director;
Strategic Planning

New Jersey Hall of Fame
Executive Director

The New Jersey Historical Society
Executive Director;

Director, Development

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
President and CEO;

Vice President, Development;

Vice President, Education;

Vice President, Finance;

Vice President, Marketing;

Vice President, Operations;

Vice President, Programming;

Manager, Campaign and Major Gifts

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
President and CEO;

Chief Financial Officer;

Vice President, Marketing and External Affairs

Newport Jazz Festival
Managing Director

New World Symphony
President

New York City Ballet
VP, Development

Onassis Foundation USA
Executive Director/Artistic Director

Orpheum Theatre Group
President and CEO

Peace Center
Vice President, Community Engagement;

Vice President, Development;

Vice President, Operations;

Vice President, Programming

Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe
Vice President

Pilchuck Glass School
Executive Director

Pilobolus
General Manager

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
General Manager

Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center
Executive Director

Saul Steinberg Foundation
CEO

St. Louis Symphony
President

Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Executive Vice President, External Relations;

Vice President, General Manager;

Vice President, Marketing and Communications;

Associate VP, Development

Tennessee Performing Arts Center
President and CEO

Terra Foundation for American Art
Chief Financial Officer

VH1 Save The Music Foundation
President

The Wallace Foundation
Four Program Officers, Arts and Education

Watermill Center for the Arts
Executive Director

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