Industry Press / 07.26.22
New President and CEO appointed to The Straz
The Straz Center Board of Trustees today has announced the appointment of Greg Holland as President and CEO of the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts.
“After a comprehensive national search led by immediate past chair Gary Sasso, the Board is thrilled that Greg Holland has accepted our offer to lead the Straz Center,” said Chairman of the Straz Center’s Board of Trustees Bill West. “Greg’s depth of knowledge coupled with his innate passion for the performing arts makes him the ideal choice to guide the organization into what will undoubtedly be an exceedingly brilliant future.”
Current President and CEO Judy Lisi concurred saying, “Greg is the ultimate seasoned professional and I am delighted to leave Tampa’s performing arts center in his capable and inspired hands.”
An arts executive, theater administrator, revenue builder and dealmaker with more than 25 years of experience, Holland is currently the president of Brown-Holland Entertainment which provides business development services for Nederlander Worldwide. Additionally, Holland is the chief operating officer for Lighthouse Immersive which aims to cultivate community and creativity through large-scale events and exhibitions of all art forms.
“I am honored to join the stellar team at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Judy Lisi’s exemplary leadership and the organization’s visionary board of directors have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to artistic excellence. Their insight has made it possible to develop programs that serve diverse audiences,” said Holland. “This already strong foundation will allow us to grow and expand the Patel Conservatory, Opera Tampa and Broadway at The Straz and explore exciting new artistic and entertainment events.”
“I am particularly eager to join the effort to realize the Straz Center’s Master Plan for facility and programming expansion,” Holland continued. “Tampa is a dynamic city, and we are thrilled to be moving to the area and becoming an integral part of the community.”