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Paul Deckard

Opera Colorado
Managing Director
Paul Deckard is the Managing Director of Opera Colorado in Denver, CO. He is responsible for leading the senior leadership team in daily operations and strategic initiatives including financial oversight.

Recently relocated from Atlanta, GA. He brings a diverse set of experiences as both a leader and an artist. Deckard’s international exposure and artistic background have enabled him to create innovative and collaborative solutions for arts organizations. He has a deep passion for opera and began his career working in a variety of artistic and production roles at regional opera companies in the US and Europe primarily in production design and management. After gaining experience in the artistic and production side of the arts Deckard began to focus on providing business strategy and financial consultation for arts organizations. He has worked as a CFO and management consultant focusing on financial sustainability and strategic planning. Deckard has been widely recognized as an influential leader with a successful track record.

In 2015, he was nominated as CFO of the year by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for his work with the Atlanta Opera in a major financial turnaround and program expansion. Deckard has also served as a leader on a variety of community non-profit boards focused on strategic planning and major fundraising campaigns.

Deckard received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre from Michigan State University, and a Master of International Business from Hult International School of Business in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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