Meet the Operations Team

Marc Ian Tobias

Vice President of Operations
Favorite Art Form: 

Musical Theater

Marc Ian Tobias is Vice President of Operations at Americans for the Arts. His responsibilities include managing institution-wide operations functions with a focus on human resources, office services, and the production of all meetings and events. He works to ensure that the organization has the most cutting-edge policies and procedures in place to help the staff advance the goals of the organization as well as ensure that all of the organization's meetings and events are produced to enhance the professional image of Americans for the Arts. Prior to this appointment in January 2004, he was director of meetings and events at Americans for the Arts for six years.

Marc's broad-based background in the nonprofit sector includes working with trade and membership associations, philanthropic organizations, and association management companies. Before joining Americans for the Arts in 1998, he was the manager of education programs with the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives (GWSAE). With GWSAE, he implemented professional development programs specifically designed for the nonprofit professional. He also served as membership coordinator with several associations managed by Smith, Bucklin and Associates, an association management company.

In 2007, Marc earned his CAE credential (Certified Association Executive) from the American Society of Association Executives and in 2003 he received his CMP designation (Certified Meeting Professional) from the Convention Industry Council.