Kelley Shanley serves as President and CEO of the Performing Arts Center Authority which operates the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. He was appointed to this position in January 2009, having served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Broward Center for the previous ten years. He is a long-time resident of Broward County and plays the lead role in shaping the future of the Broward Center. Under his leadership, the Broward Center has undertaken an ambitious $55 million capital project, ENCORE! Building Community through the Arts, to re-imagine and revitalize the Broward Center, creating a compelling new destination for arts, education and world-class entertainment.
Shanley currently serves on executive committee of the Broward Workshop, the steering committee of Broward County's Six Pillars process, the board of directors of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, and the board of directors of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. He is a past president of Riverwalk Trust and is active in several industry and civic associations.
With more than 20 years of experience in performing arts management, Shanley has been instrumental in the dynamic growth of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and increasing the Center's significant impact on the local community. Shanley has been the driving force behind many of the Center's initiatives, building new audiences and an exciting mix of programming which includes more than 700 performances a year for an annual attendance of more than 600,000. An innovative leader and an outstanding communicator, Shanley has brought new ideas, partnerships, and program to the Broward Center to engage the South Florida community and bring economic vitality to downtown Fort Lauderdale. Today, the Broward Center has an economic impact on the region that exceeds $90 million annually.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun