Warren Tranquada, President & CEO

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Warren Tranquada is the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s president and CEO. He joined the Center last summer from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark where he served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer. He was responsible for strategic planning and business operations for the organization and its $50M annual budget. The organization has a national reputation for its diverse and distinctive programming, entrepreneurial and innovative business model, vibrant arts education, community and civic engagement and its role as an economic catalyst for downtown Newark.

Since arriving in Dallas, Warren has focused on rebuilding audiences post-COVD, engaging them in more pre- and post-show experiences on the Center’s campus, and ensuring the Center remains on a sustainable financial footing. He views the Center as a critical and collaborative cultural institution for the City, one that provides impactful cultural experiences both in the Arts District, and across the community. Under Warren’s leadership, the Center and its stakeholders are completing a new strategic plan process, with a purpose of “Shaping the stage for life to thrive in Dallas.”

Prior to NJPAC, Warren was a co-founder and partner with the social sector consulting firm Aperio in Newark and Toronto, a vice president with Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, and an associate consultant with Bain & Company Canada in Toronto. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University in Montreal and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School, with a focus on nonprofit business structures and social-purpose investment vehicles.

Warren and his wife Alexine have three children. In his spare time he enjoys playing hockey, competing in triathlons, and enjoying all forms of the performing arts.