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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
Chief Operating Officer;

VP, Development;

Managing Director, Operations;

Director, Finance

ARTS Center Stage
President

Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company
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

The Colonial Theatre
Executive Director

Count Basie Center for the Arts
President and CEO

Dallas Center for the Performing Arts
President and CEO

Chief Operating Officer

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
President

Kentucky Center for the Arts
President

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
President

Miami City Ballet
Executive Director;

Chief Community Engagement Officer;

Chief Development Officer;

Chief Marketing Officer;

School Managing Director

Museum of Chinese in America
Executive Director

National Black Arts Festival
President

National Italian-American Foundation
President

The New 42nd Street
Chief Financial Officer

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 Festivals Foundation, Inc.
Managing Director

New World Symphony
President

New York City Ballet
VP, Development

Newark Museum
President and Director;

Chief Operating Officer

Newark Symphony Hall
Executive Director;

Strategic Planning

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

Pilchuck Glass School
Executive Director

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
General Manager

Roosevelt University (Auditorium Theater)
Executive Director

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

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

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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