Visual and Performing Arts Profile

“Art is our one true global language. It knows no nation. It favors no race. It acknowledges no class. It speaks to our need to heal, reveal and transform. It transcends our ordinary lives and lets us imagine what is possible. It creates a dialogue between individuals, and communication between communities. It allows us to see and to listen to each other.”  – Richard Kamler

President’s Advisory Committee for the Arts for The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC (2014-2018)

Named benefactor of Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts,
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana (2004 to present)
Chairman Emeritus, The GRAMMY Foundation,
Los Angeles, California (Term July 2014 – June 2016)
          Board Member, The GRAMMY Foundation
             (2007 to 2016)
President, Board of Trustees, American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T)
San Francisco, California (Term July 2010 – June 2013)
          Trustee, (A.C.T.)
             (2003 to 2013)
           Emeritus Trustee, (A.C.T).
             (2013 to 2016)
Board President and Co-Founder, Sage International Theater Group,
Taos, New Mexico (1997 to 2001)
         Trustee, Dallas Theater Center,
            Dallas, Texas (1993 to 1997)
Founding Board Member, “Happen, Inc”.
Cincinnati, Ohio (1999 to 2002)
Executive Producer (American Conservatory Theater)
1776 by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards
A Mother by Maxim Gorky adapted by Constance Congdon
A Number by Caryl Churchill
The Voysey Inheritance by Harley Granville-Barker adapted by David Mamet
The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash
Boleros for the Disenchanted by Jose Rivera
Vigil by Morris Panych
Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris
Maple and Vine by Jordan Harrison
Producer (American Conservatory Theater)
The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets  by Edgar S. Burroughs, Tom Waits and Robert Wilson
Visual and Performing Arts Investor:
Stranger – a developing musical by Bruce Hornsby
Artify – (Shuttered)
Bandpage – Acquired by YouTube
Song Publishing Ownership: “Ocean” by Lamont Heibert, “Disobey” by Lamont Heibert
Professional Experience:
CEO, SNOCAP, Inc. (2005 to 2008)
EVP, Electronic Arts (EA) (1998 to 2005)
VP, PepsiCo, Inc.  (1988 to 1998)
Pratt & Whitney/United Technologies  (1986 to1988)
Radio Air Personality (1981 to 1986)
MS, Purdue University (1984 to 1986)
BA, Radio and Television, Purdue University  (1982 to 1984)
Hanover College, Hanover, IN  (1982 to 1984)
Jeffersonville High School, Jeffersonville, IN  (1976 to 1980)
Other Arts Related background/experience:
Actor – college and high school
Ballet dancer with the Louisville Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker  (1968-1970)