MBA, Case Western Reserve University
Bob Taylor became executive director of Great Lakes Theater in 2003. In addition to his duties in Cleveland, he is also the executive director of Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, a position he has held since June 2010. In his role for both theaters he manages a number of areas including finance, development, human resources, planning and general administration. Before coming to Great Lakes Theater, he worked as business manager for several for-profit and nonprofit organizations, including Cleveland’s Karamu House. Bob has a Master of Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and an undergraduate degree from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a fellow of the 2004 Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders in the Arts, a program co-sponsored by National Arts Strategies and Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is also a fellow of the 2013 Chief Executive Program, a three-year program for 100 leaders in the cultural sector from the US and abroad that are working together to address the competitive challenges, financial health and continued relevance of the arts. Bob has served as mentor to graduate students from several of the region’s institutes of higher learning and regularly is asked to speak on career opportunities in theater management.