Brett Batterson serves as President & CEO of the Orpheum Theatre Group based in Memphis, TN. Prior to this post, he has held leadership positions with producing theatre companies (most notably, Chattanooga Theatre Centre) and opera companies (Michigan Opera Theatre). In addition, he has been a major dance presenter in both Chicago (Auditorium Theatre) and Detroit (Detroit Opera House). Throughout his twenty-year presenting career, he has also presented musical performances ranging from classical to jazz to country to rock. Trained as a theatrical designer, he spent his first 15 years designing scenery and lighting for productions around the country. He is now happily programming Broadway touring productions, providing arts education opportunities for the Memphis community, and being active as a voting member of the Broadway League and Independent Presenters Network.