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Catherine M. Cahill

President & CEO, The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Catherine Cahill is President & CEO of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Fairmount Park, where she is responsible for overall vision, leadership and management of an 18-acre campus and a $10 million operating budget. Under Cathy’s leadership, the Mann has expanded artistic programs to include new works and commissioning projects; created non-traditional artist pairings; extended the Mann’s longstanding and eclectic presenting history; refocused education programs; and reignited community engagement activities to include family-oriented events. Prior to the Mann, she was the CEO of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, where she was responsible for long-range planning and oversight of day-to-day affairs, including artistic, fundraising, marketing, finance, education and community engagement activities. Prior to that she served as the Executive Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the General Manager of the New York Philharmonic, the Director of the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago and the Associate Director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. She has a Bachelor of Music in cello performance from Temple University and an MS in arts administration from Drexel University.