Bruce Marquis currently serves as CEO of MarquisArts Consulting, planning and developing new performing arts centers as well as helping arts organizations create and sustain growth. He has directed performing arts centers and programmed artist series at the Universities of Wisconsin, Nebraska and Northern Iowa. In 2006, he opened the Bloomington Cultural District in Illinois, helping the new multi-facility complex become the state’s fastest growing arts destination. In these roles, he’s presented over 400 American and international artists, including many on their first U.S. tours. Bruce has also served as a grants panelist for the NEA, Arts Midwest and South Arts as well as the Illinois, Wisconsin and Kentucky Arts Councils and is a frequent guest lecturer at universities. He holds a BFA in Theater and MFA in Arts Administration from Ohio University.