Management Team

Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) brings together two of the most successful theater operators in America, Nederlander and PFM.



Nederlander is a family-owned and operated company founded in 1912. One of the nation¹s largest, most experienced and successful operators of prestigious entertainment facilities in the world, Nederlander currently owns and/or operates 24 facilities worldwide including theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, Tucson, and London.

Professional Facilities Management (PFM)

Professional Facilities Management (PFM) was co-founded in 1989 by its president, James L. Lynn Singleton, in response to a growing need for objective evaluation and management of a wide range of venues in geographically diverse locations. PFM specializes in consulting, management, and presentation in public and private performing arts facilities, presently working with nine theaters in eight states.

From the moment you arrive to the sound of the applause, the DPAC Team mission is to be your favorite place for live entertainment. Please do not hesitate to contact a staff member should you need. World-class hospitality with an attention to detail that surpasses any other live entertainment venue in the region is our goal.


  • Bob Klaus
    General Manager
  • Stuart Klein
    Business Manager
  • Elizabeth Lund
    Administrative Assistant
  • Peter Holsapple
    Management Assistant


  • Rachel Gragg Traversari
    Senior Director of Marketing
  • Emily Dahl McLoughlin
    Marketing Director- Concerts & Comedy
  • Samantha Biardi
    Marketing and Promotions Manager-Broadway
  • Kellie Walker
    Marketing and Promotions Manager- Concerts & Comedy


  • Taki Pappas
    Director of Concert and Comedy Programming

Box Office

  • Kelley Monts de Oca
    Director of Ticketing
  • Laura Chávez Weston
    Ticketing Manager - Operations
  • Michael Washington
    Ticketing Manager - Customer Care
  • Jacob Holland
    Group Sales Supervisor


  • Thorne Daubenspeck
    Director of Sales
  • Meredith Reed 
    Membership Manager- President's Club


  • Josh Anderson
    Technical Director


  • Jen Rogers
    Director of Event Services
  • Michael Colvin
    Event Manager
  • Jonn Andree
    Facilities Operations Manager
  • Bob Cochran
  • Mike Dillon
  • Matthew Johnson
  • Kendall Jones
  • Stuart McCallum
  • Rick Roberts
  • Facility Operations Techs


  • Lonnie Barfield
    Security Supervisor


  • Alfred Smith
    Centerplate- General Manager





Arts Center Info

  • 919.680.2787
  • 919.688.3722
The American Tobacco District
123 Vivian Street
Durham, NC 27701

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