Who We Are

Meet Richmond Performing Arts Alliance

RPAA is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide diverse local and world-class performing arts, transformative arts education experiences for students of all ages, and inspirational venues — all to strengthen the cultural and economic vitality of the Greater Richmond region.

In addition to its comprehensive BrightLights Education Initiatives and wide array of performances and productions, RPAA hosts a range of resident arts companies and other performing arts groups in a collaborative environment while overseeing its family of venues: Altria Theater at Monroe Park and Dominion Arts Center, which houses Carpenter Theatre and Dorothy Pauley Square — home to Rhythm Hall, Showcase Gallery, Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse and Genworth BrightLights Education Center.

Our vision is to be a catalyst for creative and vibrant arts throughout the Richmond region.

Employment Opportunities

Director of Finance - The Director of Finance is responsible for managing the administration of all RPAA financial functions including financial management and reporting, planning and budgeting, record keeping and reporting, interactions with RPAA’s subsidiaries, benefit management, and assisting with special projects/events (periodically).

Richmond Performing Arts Alliance Board of Directors
  • Chair
    Matthew J. Murcko
    Troutman Sanders LLP

    Chair-Elect
    Rodney T. Willett
    Impact Makers Inc.

    Treasurer
    Scott Meier
    Deloitte LLP

    Secretary
    Natalie Garramone
    Freelance

    Chair Emeritus
    James E. Ukrop
    New Richmond Ventures

    Vice Chair Emeritus
    J. Robert Mooney
    New Richmond Ventures

    Christie-Jo Adams*
    Richmond Public Schools

    Barry Brockwell
    ABC Builders Supply Corporation

    Sharon Dabney-Wooldridge
    The Kleane Kare Team, Inc.

    David A. Gallagher
    Dominion Payroll Services

    Suzanne L. Gardner
    Wells Fargo

    Scott Garka*
    CultureWorks

    C. T. Hill*
    SunTrust Bank (retired)

  • Justin Laughter
    Threshold Counsel, PC

    Morenike K. Miles
    Dominion Energy, Inc.

    Jose L. Murillo
    Altria Client Services

    Tyrone E. Nelson
    Henrico County Board of Supervisors

    Kelly O’Keefe
    VCU - Brandcenter

    Tom Osgood
    Xenith Bank

    Randall S. Parks
    Hunton & Williams, LLP

    Laurie Perper
    Bank of America, N.A.

    W. Jerrold Samford, P.G.
    Troutman Sanders LLP

    Kim Scheeler
    Chamber RVA

    Lisa Sims*
    Venture Richmond

    Robert C. Sledd
    Performance Food Group (retired)

    J. Saunders Wiggins, CFP
    The Actuarial Consulting Group

    Taylor Williams
    Spy Rock Real Estate Group LLC

    Ting Xu
    Evergreen Enterprises Inc

    *ex-officio

Richmond Performing Arts Alliance Associates Board
  • Chair
    Michael Hinchcliffe
    Dominion Energy

    Patrick J. Fanning
    Troutman Sanders

    Kim Ford
    SteelHead Management

  • James A. Kennedy
    Hunton & Williams

    Brit Mohler
    Hunton & Williams

    Richard Sowers
    Patient First

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