Tania Castroverde Moskalenko
Tania Castroverde Moskalenko joined the Center for the Performing Arts in August 2012. As President/CEO, she is responsible for creating the strategic direction of the Center, leading the staff, recruiting the board, programming the three venues and creating a collaborative atmosphere among all constituents. Her career in performing arts spans more than 14 years of executive leadership in the presenting discipline.
Prior to her appointment at the Center, she served as Executive Director of the Germantown Performing Arts Centre. When she assumed leadership in 2005, the arts center was operating with a deficit of $500K. During her seven-year tenure, she streamlined the organization’s operations erasing the operating deficit and yielding a surplus of $300K. She developed and implemented a 5-year strategic plan achieving its goals within 2 years by doubling the net profit from the annual fundraising gala. Under her leadership, GPAC doubled its corporate support, quadrupled grant support, and developed two individual giving programs: the Presenters Circle, which requires a multi-year commitment, and the Jazz Society, which ensures the continued presentation of jazz at GPAC. In addition, she successfully developed strategies to diversify programming and audiences.
During her tenure at GPAC, the center’s education and outreach programs grew by 279%, including the establishment of a youth symphony orchestra that grew from 35 students in its first year of operations to 105 students at the beginning of its third year. In the summer of 2011, she led 52 members of the orchestra on a 17 day educational and cultural tour of China.
From 1998-2005, she served as the Director for the Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center. She established a highly respected performing arts series focused on world music and contemporary dance. During her tenure attendance increased by 400 percent by creating partnerships with schools, libraries and Memphis-based arts organizations.
She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater & Dance from the University of Memphis. She was a founding member and served as the board president of the Tennessee Presenters. From 2000-2002, she was a commissioner for the Tennessee Human Rights Commission (appointed by the Governor of Tennessee) and served on the board of Latino Memphis.