Tania Castroverde Moskalenko serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. She joined the Auditorium in October 2016, bringing more than 20 years of performing arts experience and executive management expertise to the organization. Castroverde Moskalenko has worked to fulfill the theatre’s mission by presenting the finest artistic programming and continuing the restoration and preservation of the National Historic Landmark. In her first 18 months at the Auditorium, Castroverde Moskalenko closed the theatre’s anticipated operating deficit to end in the black and oversaw an increase in overall theater utilization, ticket sales, and contributed revenue. She also has committed to the vision of the theatre’s founders, which was to establish the Auditorium as the Theatre for the People, a place where Chicagoans from all walks of life could come together to experience the performing arts. In 2017, Castroverde Moskalenko was named a Chicagoan of the Year by the Chicago Tribune, and, most recently, was announced as a nominee for the Latina Leader of the Year award by the Chicago Latino Network.
Previously, Castroverde Moskalenko was the President/CEO of the Center for the Performing Arts and the Great American Songbook Foundation in Indiana, where she provided the artistic vision and the strategic direction for the Center. During her tenure she focused on innovative programming, operational efficiency, and increasing contributed revenue. Prior to that, she spent 7 years as the Executive Director of the Germantown Performing Arts Centre in Tennessee, where she erased an operating deficit, created a reserve fund, increased contributed revenue, and successfully implemented strategies to increase and diversify programming and audiences. She also established a youth symphony orchestra and led the orchestra on a 17-day educational and cultural tour of China.
Castroverde Moskalenko holds a BFA from the University of Memphis and is currently working on a master’s degree in philanthropic studies from Indiana University. In October 2013, she was honored with a Women of Influence award by the Indiana Business Journal. She serves on the board of directors of the Auditorium and of Roosevelt University’s Chicago College for the Performing Arts.
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