Jamie Grant

Jamie Grant arrived in the Twin Cities in March 2016 to be the new President and CEO of the Ordway.  He has been a leader and innovator in the performing arts for over thirty years.

Jamie was the President and CEO of the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, Texas.  He was brought to Austin to turn-around the fledgling organization which had suffered seven figure shortfalls in its first four years of operations.  He focused on audience development efforts and looked for ways to maximize and monetize the opportunities.  In Jamie’s first full year at the helm the Long Center had growing audiences and a small surplus and continued on that trend for three years.

He spent thirteen years as the General Manager of the Centre in the Square in Kitchener, Ontario and was responsible for opening three performing arts centers:  Imperial Theatre in Saint John, New Brunswick, Brampton Theatre Office and Skylight Theatre in Toronto.

Jamie was a founding member of Canada’s National Theatre Festival, Magnetic North and served as Chairman of the Board; and eye-GO the Arts – a national program to encourage youth to attend the performing arts.  Jamie was an adjunct lecturer at the University of Waterloo for nearly a decade and is a sought-after speaker and facilitator.

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Jamie Grant