Atlanta Ballet president and C.E.O. Arturo Jacobus announced during its annual meeting on July 29 that veteran arts leader Steven Libman will join the organization as chief advancement officer effective August 25.
Libman was hand-picked to fill the newly created position and brings more than 30 years of national arts management experience to Atlanta Ballet. He will be a member of the Ballet’s senior management team and will have overall accountability for the development function and primary responsibility for all major fundraising efforts, including the Company’s soon-to-be-announced capital campaign.
“Steven has been a colleague for whom I have had great respect and admiration for over 25 years,” said Jacobus. “Our careers have crossed and run parallel to each other through a variety of arts organizations, panels and associations through that time. What has always struck me about Steven is his boundless energy, his restless intellectual curiosity, his creative approach to solutions and his penchant for bottom-line results. Steven brings to Atlanta Ballet a proven track record in both fundraising and management. I am thrilled that we were able to attract him to our team at this critical time.”
Libman’s extensive background in the arts includes 14 years as managing director of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT), the ninth largest ballet company and professional training school in America.