Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Executive Vice President
October 2007 – May 2015
- Responsible for overseeing the Center’s major programming & marketing initiatives and has been credited with the growth of broad-based community support for the county owned facility. Supervises Center staff of 100 full-time employees, 40+ part-time employees, and volunteers. Collaborates closely with the CEO in creation of corporate strategic plan, $43 million annual budget, annual business plan, fundraising strategy, salary/benefits compensation decisions and overall leadership of the Center.
- First year at the Center (FY08) ended with an $818,000 surplus, representing a $3.3 million turnaround from FY07. The following year (FY09) resulted in the elimination of the Center’s accumulated deficit and the creation of the Center’s first-ever reserve funds for both Arts Education and Capital Improvement. Directly involved in the cultivation of a $30 million gift that lead to the renaming of the Center.
- Oversaw eight straight seasons of surplus operating revenues including increases in both public and private sector support.
- Served as Lead Producer/Executive Producer on the Center’s roster of Self-Produced shows including the original productions of The Donkey Show, Pandemonium, Babalu, Miami Libre, Metamorphoses, The Sparrow, Death & Harry Houdini, Girls vs Boys, Rose & The Rime, House of Bernarda Alba, Various Stages of Drowning, Broadsword, Rock Odyssey, and Kitty Hawk. In 2014, Disney Theatrical awarded Shiller the rights to produce the first regional theater production of Peter & The Starcatcher, which sold out its run and received critical acclaim. Dedicated to the creation of new work, Shiller has presented dozens of World Premiere Plays and Musicals at the Center.
- Responsible for overseeing a full roster of Arsht Center presentations, representing 85% of all activity on the Center’s campus and over $22 million in ticket sales each season. Coached the programing team to increased activity in all of the Center’s venues- 2,400 seat Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1,800 seat Knight Concert Hall, 250 seat Carnival Studio Theatre, 200 seat Peacock Foundation Studio, 150 Seat Brava Cabaret/Restaurant as well as an outdoor performance plaza, Books & Books Cafe, and four ancillary banquet/meeting rooms.
- Achieved significant growth in attendance and ticket sales for Broadway in Miami Signature Series. Conceived and launched the Theater Up Close Signature Series, resulting in the creation of a new regional theater company which has been hailed as one of the best new Resident Theater models in the country. Directly oversees more than 400 performances each year spanning multiple genres including Jazz Roots, Masterworks Classical Music, Dance at Arsht, Flamenco Festival, Summer Shorts – America’s Short Play Festival, The International Hispanic Theater Festival, Rock & Roll, Comedy, World Music, Cabaret & Cocktails, and the Miami Made Festival- the only festival in Miami which showcases exceptional, cutting-edge new works-in-progress made by artists living and working in Miami.
- Oversaw the strategic planning and implementation for the Center’s $1.1 million Education and Community Engagement programs.
- Played a central role in the creation and articulation of the Center’s fundraising case for support, as well as the identification and cultivation of philanthropic, governmental and foundation gifts. The Center is currently in the silent stage of a $200 million Comprehensive Campaign with approximately $88 million raised by 2015. Collaborated in the creation of a Comprehensive Campaign including the construction of the strategy, case for support, recruitment of leadership, timeline, goals and presentations.