Len Alexander joined Management Consultants for the Arts as a Partner in 1985 and has worked with a wide variety of performing-arts based clients in executive search, planning and organizational analysis. He has particular expertise in the areas of labor relations, facility operations, artistic programming, fiscal management and strategic planning.
Since completing his studies as a lighting designer in the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University, Mr. Alexander has held senior management positions in both not-for-profit and commercial performing arts companies, including the New York Pro Musica Antiqua, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Indiana Repertory Theatre, and Broadway's Shubert Organization.
From 1973 through 1976, Mr. Alexander served as the Director of Programs for Philadelphia’s celebration of the U.S. Bicentennial, with overall responsibility for creating and supervising all city-sponsored programs and events in addition to coordinating and promoting projects organized by local performing arts groups, museums, and other cultural and civic organizations. He has produced and presented music, theater, and dance events in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City and Northern California.
Mr. Alexander has helped to found several arts service organizations, including The League of Chicago Theatres, and has served on grant review panels in California, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey and New York. He is the former chair of the Livermore (CA) Commission for the Arts and the founding executive director (through MCA) of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center. Mr. Alexander and his wife live in Santa Fe, NM and Orleans, France.