Lubbock, Texas (News Release) – The Board of Directors of the Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association (LEPAA) today announced the appointment of Jeff Hansinger as its new Chief Executive Officer.
“Jeff Hansinger has demonstrated his ability to drive systemic change in the performing arts and bring communities together through collaboration,” said LEPAA President Mark Bass. “He brings the leadership and industry knowledge our organization needs at this time.”
Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, LEPAA’s CEO provides professional oversight and ensures the organization achieves its vision, mission and strategic objectives. In this role, Hunsinger will be responsible for strategic planning, marketing, community outreach, resident partner engagement, programming, and fundraising for LEPAA, The Buddy Holly Hall, and its programs.
“I am thrilled to serve as CEO of the Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association and the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences. LEPAA, Buddy Holly Hall, Ballet Lubbock , the Lubbock Independent School District, and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. We are excited about the opportunities ahead and look forward to bringing all that LEPAA has to offer to the community,” said Han. Singer said. “With the support of our community, we will continue our mission to build communities through exceptional experiences, creative collaboration, and inclusive access to arts, entertainment and education.”
LEPAA Chief Operating Officer Michelle Stevens said: “His decades of experience in non-profit arts organizations will elevate both LEPAA and Buddy Holly Hall.”
Hansinger has more than 20 years of experience in non-profit performing arts management and has held leadership roles with the Phoenix Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the Arkansas Symphony. Throughout his career, he has successfully led turnaround initiatives focused on improving financials, streamlining operations, and enhancing artistic programming.
Most recently, as General Manager of the Phoenix Symphony, Jeff played a key role in the symphony’s turnaround. These changes included new fundraising activities and special events such as the Sound of Speed, Parties of Note, Savor the Symphony, and New Year’s Eve Gala. A new partnership with Arizona State University and new health and wellness initiatives such as the Alzheimer’s clinical trial (which studies the effects of music on stress levels in people with dementia) and Mind His OverMusic (an educational program that uses music as a catalyst). attempt. Teaching His STEM Curriculum to Improve Educational Outcomes) are examples of innovative programs that are integral to reorientation efforts.
After graduating from Cal State Chico, Hansinger has performed at the Aspen Music Festival and School, Edgar Stanton Recording Institute, Banff Center for the Arts, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, WWOZ 90.7 FM, and Dempsey Films. Groups, ESPN Sports, National Public Radio/Performance Today. He was responsible for recording, broadcasting and video production for national and international artists, as well as audio production for film, news and television.
A native of California, Hansinger studied guitar and clarinet and received a Bachelor of Music degree from California State University, Chico with a focus on the recording arts, music industry and business administration. Jeff Hunsinger and his wife Melita have his two children and look forward to being part of his Lubbock community.
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