Levitt Pavilion Denver has selected Meghan McNamara as Executive Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She began her tenure on April 3, 2023.
McNamara is an accomplished executive with over 15 years of experience in arts management and nonprofit leadership. Prior to joining Levitt Pavilion Denver, she served as Vice President of Programming and Audience at the Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater, a 1,500-seat performing arts venue in Chicago, Illinois. McNamara advanced to this role from serving as Director of Marketing and Audience Development. During her 11 years at the organization, McNamara guided all marketing and public relations efforts, including devising brand and content strategies, managing a national public relations consulting team, and leading executive communications and partnerships. Guided by a keen understanding of the talent, infrastructure, and funding needed to execute each production, McNamara curated the Harris Theater Presents programming, balancing in-depth knowledge of each distinctive artistic product and its target audiences.
McNamara has previously held positions at Carolina Performing Arts, the official performing arts presenter of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Molo Songololo, a child rights organization with arts-based programming in Cape Town, South Africa. She holds a bachelor of arts in global studies from the University of North Carolina.
In making the announcement, Board Chair of Levitt Pavilion Denver María Corral said, “After an exhaustive search, we are thrilled to welcome Meghan McNamara to the Levitt Pavilion Denver family. Her experience and leadership will be invaluable as we continue to bridge cultural gaps and ease divisions in our community through music.”
“I am thrilled to join Levitt Pavilion Denver as Executive Director and to work alongside the exceptional team and board to support the mission of building community through music,” said McNamara. “With its commitment to free, accessible programming, Levitt is uniquely positioned as a space to experience the arts and find connection – I can't think of a better time to start than heading into the 2023 season, and look forward to getting to know the Levitt community and Denver's rich cultural scene.”
"Congratulations to the board and staff of Levitt Pavilion Denver on naming Meghan McNamara as their new Executive Director," said ACG Senior Vice President Menon Dwarka. "Meghan is a leader who puts the well-being of the community and the organization’s team at the center of her work. Her extensive expertise and commitment to fostering a safe and inspiring space for all audiences to enjoy the arts will be invaluable to Levitt Pavilion Denver.”