Jacksonville Symphony’s new president and CEO: Steven Libman

Posted on: January 14, 2020

Florida’s Jacksonville Symphony has named STEVEN LIBMAN as president and CEO. He goes to the orchestra from the Atlanta Ballet, where he served as chief advancement officer since 2014 and led a $23.5 million capital campaign and a $5 million annual fund. Prior to Atlanta, Libman was founding president and CEO of Indiana’s Center for the Performing Arts, a three-venue performing arts center and museum where he developed programming, built the staff from two to 80, expanded the board from 3 to 30, raised over $12 million in operating funds during the first two seasons, and established a 500-member volunteer corps. Libman was previously managing director of La Jolla Playhouse in California, running a four-venue theater complex that produced over 300 performances per season. Libman spent 17 years at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre as, consecutively, development director and managing director. Libman has served on adjunct faculty for graduate programs at universities including Syracuse University, Carnegie Mellon University, and University of California/San Diego.