2017-2018 Presenter Level 1, Level 2 and Projects
September 8, 2016
9:00 AM - to conclusion
Teleconference (How to participate)
Chair: Lois Benson
Program Manager: Hillary Crawford
- Executive Director, Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa, Florida
- Previous Executive Director, The Arts Council of Northwest Florida and Michigan Performing Arts
- MBA, Arts Administration, Illinois State University
- Susan Burke splits her time between the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County where she is the Operations Manager and Gloria Musicae, a professional chorus, for which she serves as Executive Director
- Former Executive Director of the Florida Alliance for Arts Education and Education Director at the Sarasota County Arts Council
- Her transition from a career in civil engineering in the nuclear utility industry was precipitated when, with friends, she created and administered a summer theatre program for teens from around the world that was held in the south of France for 14 years
- Susan is an avid consumer of the arts and advocate for arts education and has happily found that her “talent” lies in administration rather than performance
- Grants Manager, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
- Previously Director of Grants Management, Lawrence Hall Youth Services; Researcher,Nuestra Musica: Latino Chicago, SmithsonianFolklife Festival; Grants Officer, America’s Families United; Founder, Puerto Rican Organization for the Performing Arts
- B.A., Theater and BA, Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago; M.S., Community Psychology, Springfield College; 18 PhD courses, Performance Studies, Northwestern University
- Senior Director of Foundation Relations, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
- Freelances as a food, travel and culture writer for the Miami Herald and other publications; Viva Florida Insider for Visit Florida, covering the diversity and culture of Florida to support statewide tourism
- Journalist in Florida for more than 20 years, previously working at the Miami Herald and Palm Beach Post
- Executive Director of Florida State University’s performing arts series, Opening Nights Performing Arts.
- Previously served as Executive Director of Riverside Fine Arts Series and the Friday Musicale both in Jacksonville, Flroida, Arts Administrator for the Porter Center for the Performing Arts in Brevard, South Carolina, and has also taught jazz saxophone, music theory, and music technology at the University of North Florida and Stetson University
- President of the Florida Professional Presenters Consortium and active member of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters
- MM in Performance – Jazz and Contemporary Media from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, BA in Music from Florida State University and is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville
- Jill Kratish is Director of Programming for the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Kratish has worked for the Broward Center since its opening in 1991.
- Jill has extensive experience in the areas of Production and Programming. As Director of Programming, she focuses on Broadway and Off-Broadway, concerts, comedy, as well as special events for the Broward Center and its affiliate venues.
- A native of South Florida, Kratish serves on the board of the Florida Professional Presenters Consortium, as immediate past President, sits on the Recommendation Panel for the South Florida Carbonell Awards, is a Broadway League member and a Tony Voter.
- She holds a B.A. in theater from the University of Florida.
- Grants Manager, Ruth Eckerd Hall
- Written grants for non-profit organizations and institutions of higher education in Florida for 14 years. He has secured federal grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Department of Health and Human Services, National Science Foundation and Department of Labor, in addition to grant funding from state, county and private sources.
- Master’s degree in Marketing Communications and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, both from the University of Kansas.