The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts, which provides management and administrative services to several arts organizations including Ohio’s Columbus Symphony, has announced the appointment of CHAD WHITTINGTON as president and chief executive officer. Whittington had been serving as interim president and CEO since the passing of former president William B. Conner, Jr. in October 2016. The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) is a $28 million nonprofit in the Columbus arts community and provides services to CATCO, Drexel Theatre, Franklin Park Conservatory, Lincoln Theatre Association, McCoy Center for the Arts, and Opera Columbus, as well as the Columbus Symphony. CAPA operates in Columbus (OH) and New Haven (CT) and manages eleven venues with more than 700,000 patrons each year. Whittington is a 19-year veteran of CAPA, serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer since 2015, and as chief financial officer for five years prior to that. Whittington joined CAPA as part-time cleaning and operations staff in 1998 while enrolled at Ohio State University, later working at CAPA as financial analyst and controller. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from OSU.
Posted September 7, 2017