Rob is responsible for raising the financial resources which support the work of the Center. Rob brings more than 29 years’ experience in nonprofit leadership. Previously, he was assistant vice president for philanthropy, annual fund, and operations with the N.C. Symphony. He was director of communications for Preservation North Carolina managing their annual conference and communications. Rob was the first executive director of ARTS North Carolina and successfully consolidated Arts Advocates of North Carolina, a statewide advocacy organization, into ARTS North Carolina in 1996; he went on to lead it for two more years. He currently serves on the board of directors of ARTS North Carolina and performs with the chamber choir of the N.C. Master Chorale, having twice served as its president. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from UNC-Chapel Hill and completed professional training at the university’s Arts Management Institute.