DENVER: Scott Shiller will take over as president and CEO of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the board of trustees announced on Thursday. Shiller’s appointment comes after former president Randy Weeks died in October at the age of 59. Daniel Ritchie, who has acted as CEO and chairman of the board since 2007, will continue in his role as Chairman.
“The community’s appetite for and support of theatre makes Denver audiences among the best in the country,” Shiller said in a statement. “The National Endowment for the Arts recently ranked Colorado first in the nation in theatre, concert hall and museum attendance, and the DCPA plays a major part in that success…I’m excited to add fuel to the engine as the DCPA cements its position as a national leader.”
Prior to joining DCPA, Shiller served as executive vice president of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. In his new role at the DCPA, Shiller will continue in his commitment to new works and focus on audience engagement.
“Scott joins us at a pivotal time in the DCPA’s history,” Ritchie said in a release. “Following an extensive analysis of our priorities, our emphasis will be on deepening and enriching relationships with our entire community.”
Prior to the Arsht Center, Shiller served as vice president of programming at the Chicago Theatre and Los Angeles’s Kodak Theatre, director of programming and engagement manager at Boston’s On the Line Company and as theatre and marketing manager for Broadway in Boston.
“The DCPA leadership has created a strong foundation for continued artistic success,” Shiller said. “I can’t wait to get started.”