Kimmel Center Announces New Roles For Two Senior Leaders

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce that Ed Cambron will add the responsibility of Chief Operating Officer to his current role as Executive Vice President (EVP). As Chief Operating Officer and EVP, Cambron will continue oversight of Kimmel's key operating segments with a focus on its new program development pipeline and the continued progress of the Center's strategic plan. He will continue to report to Anne Ewers, President & CEO. Similarly, the Kimmel Center is pleased to announce that Crystal Brewe has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications. In this role, Brewe will continue to report to Ed Cambron.

Cambron joined Kimmel Center, Inc. in 2009 as the Executive Director of the inaugural Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), having previously been a key member of The Philadelphia Orchestra's senior management for over 20 years. With increasing responsibilities in his role at the Kimmel Center, he was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2012 and Executive Vice President in 2014. In these roles, his responsibilities included oversight of the Center's programming and marketing, communications, education department, and ticketing operations.

Crystal Brewe joined Kimmel Center, Inc. in 2014 as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and has spearheaded initiatives related to audience growth, partnership development, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and technology. She is the founding staff Chair of the Kimmel Center's Diversity and Inclusion Committee and will continue her integral role in building the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus brand and digital transformation.

"On behalf of our entire Kimmel Center staff, I offer heartfelt congratulations to both Ed and Crystal regarding their well-deserved promotions," said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. "Both have been instrumental partners to me in shaping the direction of our institution. Focusing on leadership and integration of our Cultural Campus' esteemed Resident Companies and of the sum of our many parts, they share a focus on the needs and interests of our diverse community. They have been pivotal in guiding our growth and R&D initiatives as we continue to shape our institution into a destination for our region."

Also commenting on the new roles, Teresa Bryce Bazemore, Kimmel Center, Inc. Board Chair said, "Our entire Board is delighted that the Kimmel Center is moving forward with this team, leaders dedicated to serving in and improving Philadelphia's cultural landscape - propelling our Cultural Campus into the future. These promotions reflect both Ed and Crystal's responsibilities in the development and implementation of our strategy and vision in aligning our efforts under our other strong division leaders."

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