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Mark Nerenhausen

Mark Nerenhausen

Professor of Practice, Founding Director Janklow Arts Leadership Program
Art & Music Histories

308 Tolley Humanities Building


M.A. Arts Administration, Graduate School of Business, University of Wisconson-Madison

Experience / Achievements

President/CEO AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas, TX. 2009 - 2010

Responsible for opening, organizing the operations, and programming of the Center, which consists of five performance venues: Winspear Opera House (2,200 seats), Hamon Recital Hall (200 seats), Wyly Theater (600 seats), Black Box Theater (100 seats), and Annette Strauss Artist Square (outdoor venue with 2,800 seats).


President/CEO Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1998-2009

Responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the Center, including long range planning, programming and financial affairs. The Broward Center (consisting of six theaters in four performing arts facilities) is recognized as one of world's top venues and a catalyst for tourism, economic development, education, industry innovation and cross-cultural exchange.


Executive Director Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, HI, 1993-1998

Developed and guided business and operations plans for new visual and performing arts complex including a 5,000-seat amphitheater, 1,250 seat theater, 300 seat theater, art gallery, and classrooms.


Selected Awards

Diamond Award, South Florida Business Journal 2008

Leadership Award, Leadershop Broward 2008

Community Leadership, Fort Lauderdale LINKS 2008

Building Our Community Award, Miami/Dade March of Dimes 2007

Silver Medallion Award, National Conference for Community and Justice/Broward 2007

Shining Star of Excellence Award, Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce 2005

Excellence in Leadership, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce 2005

Howard Kleinberg Award, South Florida Carbonell Awards, South Florida Theatre Critics 2004

Leadership Alumni Award, Leadership Broward 2004

Downtowner of the Year, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce's 2003

100 Most Powerful People, South Florida CEO 2003