Brian Jose is the director of University of Florida Performing Arts, and in this role he provides innovative and strategic leadership for UFPA’s programmatic, fundraising, audience development and community and campus outreach initiatives.
Jose served as the executive director of fine arts programing at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University in Minnesota, a position he held from 2008 through 2015. From 2000-2008, Mr. Jose served as the director of marketing and communications for the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland in College Park. His experience also includes director of marketing and public relations at the College of Fine Arts at Arizona State University and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra as well as corporate development officer at the Phoenix Art Museum.
In 2014, Mr. Jose received the North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA) Award for Excellence in Presenting the Performing Arts, and in 2012 he was elected to the Association for Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Board of Directors and now serves as Vice Chair.