Last month it was announced that Broward Center President and CEO Mark Nerenhausen would be stepping down to take over the new performing arts center in Dallas. Today, it was announced that Kelly Shanley, who has been serving as Vice President, will succeed Mr. Nerenhausen as President and CEO.
M. Austin Forman, board chair of the Performing Arts Center Authority, made the announcment this morning.
"An outstanding team has been built at the Broward Center, which has uniquely positioned the Broward Center for a leadership transition. Kelley's selection will ensure a seamless transition, and will provide an immediate impact given his excellent track record, breadth of knowledge and thorough understanding of the unique demographic and cultural environment of South Florida. His acheivements and contributions to the Center's growth of the past decade make him uniquely qualified to lead the Broward Center from strength to strength."
Kelley has been Vice President of the Center since 1999. Prior to that, he was the general manager of the Coral Springs Center for the Arts in Coral Springs, Florida. He was previously assitang general manager for the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, Massachusetts.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts has regularly been one of the leading institutions in North America in terms of revenue and ticket sales.