Phil Jordan has more than 35 years of management experience in venue development, operations, theatrical production, special events and community coalition building.
A committed arts and event management professional, Jordan is a Certified Venue Executive (CVE) with the International Association of Venue Managers and a member of the IAVM Venue Management School Faculty and Second Vice Chair of its Board of Regents.
Since 2005, Jordan served as the Division Director for the Salt Lake County Center for the Arts in Salt Lake County, Utah. He managed a $12 million annual operating budget together with a 54 member team that administered 5 major venues and ticketing services including: the 2,800-seat Maurice Abravanel Concert Hall, 1,870-seat historic Capitol Theatre, 3 theatres at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA), and ArtTix ticketing services.
In 2016, the new 2,500 seat George S. and Delores Dore Eccles Theater was added to his portfolio following eight years of planning and construction specifically targeted for enhanced commercial programming in the Salt Lake regional market. The patron response to the new theater and programming has exceeded expectations in every outcome. Recently, Jordan was promoted to Cultural Planning & Projects Director to continue the County’s expansion of innovative community facilities and programs.
Prior to his engagement with Salt Lake County, Jordan managed the Soldier Hollow cross-country and biathlon competition venue for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. He worked in Las Vegas with the Cirque du Soleil organization for the complex production and initial operations of “O” at Bellagio and for 18 years as the Director of Production for the Boston Ballet Company.
“What drives my decision-making is my belief that Performing Arts and Events dynamically grow local and regional economies, and are the gateway for long term growth. My vision is performers of all kinds make indelible positive impact and thrive on audience feedback while those audiences engage in live experiences that bring value.”