Dayton Live Announces New President & CEO

last updated 06/18/2024
Dayton Live Announces New President & CEO

Dayton Live, the Miami Valley's hub for the arts and entertainment downtown, has filled the role of President & CEO. After a nationwide search, Gabriel van Aalst will take the helm this fall.

Gabriel van Aalst Appointed Dayton Live President & CEO

Dayton Live has announced the appointment of Gabriel van Aalst as its new President and CEO. Van Aalst, with nearly two decades of experience leading performing arts organizations, will take the reins this fall.

"We are thrilled to welcome Gabriel van Aalst to Dayton Live," said Dave Dickerson, Dayton Live Board Chair. Van Aalst's impressive background includes leading the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra to new heights, including exceeding fundraising goals and securing long-term contracts with musicians.

Van Aalst brings a wealth of experience to Dayton Live. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, where he oversaw a period of significant growth and achievement.  Prior to that, he held leadership positions with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields orchestra in London and Andrew McKinnon Presentations in Australia.

"I am incredibly excited to embark on this journey with Dayton Live," said van Aalst.  He expressed his admiration for the organization's impact on the Dayton community and its commitment to creating "unforgettable experiences" through the arts.  Van Aalst  looks forward to collaborating with the existing team and resident companies to continue Dayton Live's tradition of excellence.

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