Mindy Childress Herman


Professional Experience

Cleveland, OH
Director of Marketing
June 2010-April 2012

One of the oldest dance-only presenters in the country, DANCECleveland presents a full season of dance performances, primarily at PlayhouseSquare, featuring critically acclaimed national and international dance companies. The annual performance series showcases an art form that is aesthetically rich and intellectually stimulating. DANCECleveland’s mission is to bring the passion and verve of modern and contemporary dance to northeast Ohio.

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland, OH

Director of Marketing and Communications

June 2006-June 2010


Cleveland Public Theatre is an alternative performance company with a commitment to help develop original theatre artists from Northeastern Ohio -- particularly those whose work is experimental in form and/or challenging in content. Cleveland Public Theatre is known as one of the nation's leading experimental & political performance venues, sponsoring much dance, music, poetry and performance art as well as theatre. CPT sponsors several multi-cultural ensembles and functions as an artistic home for scores of self-producing artists.

Desberg & Associates, Inc.   
Chagrin Falls, OH

Account Supervisor

October 2001-June 2006
Account Executive/Media Director
August 1998-February 2000

Desberg & Associates, Inc. is a full service communications and marketing firm serving regionally and internationally focused clients.  Areas of expertise include education, manufacturing, hospitality, technology, foodservice, arts and retail, for clients ranging from start-ups and product launches to established industry leaders.  Representative Clients included General Electric, Vita-Mix, Rubbermaid, ABB, Cres Cor, The K&D Group/Reserve Square, The Andrews School, Buckley King, Bright.net/Ohio.net, Lake Ridge Academy, Cedar Brook Financial Services, Vocon, KeyBank

Benghiat Marketing

Beachwood, OH

Account Executive/Media Director
Nov. 2000-Oct. 2001

A full service marketing agency, specializing in market research, strategic planning, brand development, packaging design, advertising, direct marketing, public relations and web design & content development for the foodservice and medical industries. Representative clients included Orlando Baking Company, Athens Foods, Gendron, Gebauer, Vita-Mix and The Fremont Company


Antioch College

Yellow Springs, OH

B.A., Theatre Arts, Film/Video, 1998

Stanford School of Business/National Arts Strategies:

o  Sponsorship and Partnership Development; Denver, CO, 2008

o  Strategic Marketing; Phoenix, AZ, 2006

o  Effective Arts Management; Cleveland, OH, 2003

o  Managing Change; Cleveland, OH, 2002

Theatre Communications Group:

o  TCG Annual Conference; Baltimore, MD, 2009

o   National Performing Arts Conference, Denver, CO, 2008

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