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Kendra Whitlock Ingram

President & CEO
Marcus Performing Arts Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Kendra Whitlock Ingram currently serves as the President and CEO of the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee, WI, one of the premier performing arts centers in the state. Previously, she has held senior leadership positions with several major performing arts institutions including: Executive Director of the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver, Vice President of Programming and Education for Omaha Performing Arts, Managing Director of Shenandoah Performances at Shenandoah University, Vice President and General Manager of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Director of Pops and Special Programming for The Detroit Symphony. 

Ingram holds a Master in Business Administration from University of Nebraska Omaha and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Duquesne University. She is also an alumna of the League of American Orchestras’ Orchestra Management Fellowship Program.  She has served as an adjunct faculty member at Wayne State University in its Music Management Program and has been a guest lecturer for the University of New Orleans Arts Administration program. Ingram has also served as a grant review panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and Colorado Creative Industries.

Ingram was recently elected to the Board of Governors for The Broadway League and also currently serves on the boards of Arts Midwest, Association of Performing Arts Professionals and National Arts Strategies.