When creating the Pasadena International Film Festival, I reached out to Eugene, and he stepped up with advice and support. Eugene possesses intelligence, work ethic, and a generosity of spirit that is rare.  We have always been impressed with his knowledge and expertise, as well as his kindness. 

-- Jessica Hardin, Executive Director

Pasadena International Film Festival


An informed, forward-thinking leader that gets things done. 

 Proven Experience





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Los Angeles

Master Chorale






New York

City Opera

The Pearl

Theatre Co.

More than 25 years of professional experience working in a variety of professional arts organizations.

Some Highlights:

  • Extensive project and program management experience directing the full-cycle development of live stage productions and special events across the country in venues from 99 seats black box spaces to 2,000+ performing arts centers in urban, suburban, and rural settings.

  • Managed organizational budgets of up to $550,000 and successfully achieved surpluses in 3 consecutive fiscal years that enabled the establishment of an operational cash-reserve.
  • Led teams of up to 10 direct-reports and companies with up to 54 part-time seasonal employees.

  • Commissioned artists to create new works of theatre and visual art.
  • Facilitated co-productions and partnerships with theatres, opera companies and other businesses and companies.
  • Produced tours to bring the arts to historically marginalized communities.
  • Facilitated programs to increase accessibility to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind, and people with other disabilities to live theatre.
  • Raised more than $3M in grants secured from foundations, corporations, and government agencies.

  • Managed community engagement programming including a twice-a-year free concert series that grew from 924 in Fall 2013 to 3,225 in Fall 2015 representing a 249% increase.
  • Initiated and implemented a volunteer and internship program that resulted in more than 300 volunteers and interns performing 2,140 hours of service to the organization 

  • Developed communications and promotional strategies that resulted in coverage by print, TV, and web media including one effort that increases ticket revenue by 275% in one year.

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