Brad Erickson serves as executive director for Theatre Bay Area, one of the nation’s largest regional performing arts service organizations, with 300 theatre company members and 2,000 individual members. Since 2003, he has led the organization’s efforts to support, promote and advocate for the region’s vibrant theatre community. Under Erickson’s leadership, TBA has gained a national reputation for innovative programs and services and commissioning groundbreaking research for the field. Erickson serves as treasurer of Californians for the Arts and California Arts Advocates and as California State Captain for Americans for the Arts. In 2016 he received the Alene Valkanas Awards for Statewide Arts Advocacy from Americans for the Arts. Also a playwright, his plays have won several awards and have been produced in theatres from San Francisco to Indianapolis. Erickson received a BFA in Acting from the Goodman School of Drama (now The Theatre School) at DePaul University.