Performing arts director to speak at President's Luncheon Oct. 1

by Kate Bloomquist

John Haynes, Judd and Mary Lou Leighton Director for the Performing Arts and executive director of the Marie P. DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Notre Dame, will be the keynote speaker Oct. 1 (Wednesday) at the President’s Luncheon for Michiana Business Leaders.p. Hosted by Notre Dame’s president, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., the 16th annual event will be held at noon on the concourse of the Joyce Center. Some 300 area corporate leaders plan to attend.p. Titled “The Cultural Key to Prosperity: Why Arts Savvy Cities Are Winning the Economic Development Race,” Haynes’ talk will examine the influence of the arts and will be followed by a question and answer session.p. Haynes is currently the chief administrator of the DeBartolo Center, scheduled to open next year. He will be responsible for promoting Notre Dame arts to a new level by overseeing the 123,000-square-foot center’s five performance venues and also will utilize his business expertise to oversee the center’s marketing and fund-raising activities.p. Before coming to Notre Dame last year, Haynes had served as the chief executive of the California Center for the Arts since 1999, during which time he managed a six-building complex, increased fundraising to more than $1 million, and increased the use of each facility by at least 15 percent. Haynes? experience also includes eight years as president and chief executive officer of a computer services company, and 12 years as a television programming and production executive with both CBS and Viacom.

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