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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.

August Wilson Cultural Center

Managing Director; Vice President, Development


Apollo Theater Foundation
VP, Development; Managing Director; Cheif Operating Officer; Director of Finance

ARTS Center Stage

Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company
Executive Director

BrooklynAcademy of Music (BAM)

Executive Producer/Artistic Director

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
President/CEO; Senior Vice President, Programming and Marketing

Chicago Humanities Festival
Artistic Director

City Center of Music & Drama (NY State Theater)

Dallas Center for the Performing Arts
COO; President and CEO

Free Arts NYC
Director of Development

Georgia State University (Columbus Performing Arts Center)
Executive Director

Houston Symphony Orchestra

Vice President, Marketing

International Festival of Arts and Ideas

Newark Museum
President and Director

Kentucky Center for the Arts

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Museum of Chinese in America
Executive Director

National Black Arts Festival

National Italian-American Foundation

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

President and CEO
Mgr, Campaign and Major Gifts; VPs, Development (and SVP), Education, Finance, Marketing, Operations and Programming

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, 

President and CEO

Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.
Managing Director

New World Symphony

New York City Ballet
VP, Development

Newark Symphony Hall
Executive Director; Strategic Planning

Orpheum Theatre Group
President and CEO

Peace Center

Vice President, Community Engagement; Vice President, Development; Vice President, Programming

Pilchuck Glass School
Executive Director

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
General Manager

Roosevelt University (Auditorium Theater)
Executive Director

San Francisco Ballet

Saul Steinberg Foundation

School of American Ballet

St. Louis Symphony

Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Associate VP, Development 

Vice President,  General Manager

Executive Vice President, External Relations

Vice President, Marketing and Communications


The Colonial Theater
Executive Director

The New 42nd Street

The New Jersey Historical Society
Director of Development; Executive Director

The Wallace Foundation
Four Program Officers, Arts and Education

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

VH1 Save The Music Foundation

Watermill Center for the Arts

Executive Director

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