Khady Kamara

Title: Associate Executive Director, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

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Email: kkamara5@gmu.edu

Bio

Khady Kamara joined Arena Stage in 2001 and has been an integral member of the communications team, eventually being promoted to Senior Director of Marketing and Communications before taking over as Chief Marketing Officer and ultimately Associate Executive Director. Under her leadership, Arena’s sales team repeatedly broke box office records for a number of shows. She successfully administered the upgrade and transition of Arena’s ticketing software to meet the ever-changing needs of its growing patron base. Her work was integral in the success of Arena’s temporary residency in Crystal City and the opening of the Mead Center for American Theater. During Kamara’s tenure she pioneered unprecedented efforts to maximize donations with ticket purchases, and group sales revenue has more than doubled in scope and range of audiences reached.

Education

Master of Business and Administration, University of Maryland; Bachelor in Economics and Management, Wells College

Professional Affiliations

Helen Hayes Awards, Board of Governors Member
Maryland State Arts Council, Grant Review Panelist

Courses Taught

AMGT 599 Strategies for Patron Engagement and Retention
AMGT 599 Social Media and Digital Advertising in the Arts