Kendra Whitlock Ingram

President and CEO

Kendra Whitlock Ingram

Kendra Whitlock Ingram is the President and CEO of the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee, WI, one of the premier performing arts centers in the state. Previously, she has held senior leadership positions with several performing arts institutions including Executive Director of the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver, Vice President of Programming and Education for Omaha Performing Arts, Managing Director of Shenandoah Performances at Shenandoah University, Vice President and General Manager of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Director of Pops and Special Programming for The Detroit Symphony.

Ingram holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska Omaha and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Duquesne University. She is also an alumna of the League of American Orchestras’ Orchestra Management Fellowship Program. Ingram has served as a grant review panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and Colorado Creative Industries. In 2021, Ingram was named to the Milwaukee BizTimes Notable Minority Executives List.

Ingram’s volunteer work includes service on several national arts industry boards including the Board of Governors for The Broadway League as well as the Board of Directors for Arts Midwest and National Arts Strategies. Ingram is a member of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, Women of Color in the Arts, Rotary Club of Milwaukee, TEMPO Milwaukee, Milwaukee Women, Inc., and is a Full Tony-Voting Member of The Broadway League.