Mark NerenhausenFounding Director & Professor of Practice Syracuse University Art Leadership Graduate Program

Mark Nerenhausen is the founding director and professor of practice of the new Janklow Arts Leadership Program in the Department of Art and Music Histories at Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Nerenhausen brings more than two decades of professional arts administration experience to SU, having most recently served as president and CEO of the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas.

Mark Nerenhausen is a consultant in cultural planning with particular emphasis on connecting culture/community/commerce by working with corporations, government, private developers, cultural organizations, and public agencies to efficiently leverage the arts for public benefits in areas of sponsorships, economic development, cultural tourism, real estate development, and education.

Mark has previously served as the CEO of some of the nation’s largest performing arts centers including the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and held senior staff positions at the Milwaukee Performing Arts Center and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Additionally, as an adjunct professor, he has taught graduate courses in arts management and marketing at Nova Southeastern University, Florida Atlantic University, and Florida International University.

Mark also serves on the board of directors of Bluegreen Corporation, a vacation resort and residential real estate development corporation.