John Cloys joined the staff at Americans for the Arts in October 2007. Prior to joining the operations team, Mr. Cloys worked in higher education consulting, performance management, and fundraising/development with various nonprofits in the tri-state area. Most recently, Mr. Cloys was selected to participate in ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership’s Leadership Academy, a program that focuses on preparing young professionals for executive positions in the association and nonprofit industry. In addition, Mr. Cloys has acquired an impressive range of performance experiences while singing with some of the world's finest orchestras, choral ensembles and conductors. As a musician, Mr. Cloys has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Dresden Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Cloys has appeared in numerous critically acclaimed operatic productions with the Fort Worth Opera, such as La Bohème, Turandot and Tosca. Career highlights include the 3rd International Boys Choir Festival in Riga, Latvia, El Dia de Los Niños (Festival of the Children) in Mexico, and the Grand Opening of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall with Carol Burnett, Fredrica Von Stade and Van Cliburn.