Thomas Smith, an arts executive whose career has spanned more than twenty years, serves as the Executive Director and CEO of Opera Naples.
Prior to coming to Naples, he was Executive Director and CEO of Des Moines Metro Opera, the first such appointment in the company’s history, worked for eight years as Director of Finance for the Cincinnati Opera Association, and spent four years with the Baltimore Opera Company, leaving that organization with the title of Director of Administration. He also completed a one year term as President and CEO of The Modesto Symphony in 2009-10.
Thomas’ education credentials include a B.B.A. in Finance from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, an MBA from the University of Cincinnati, and a Master’s of Arts Administration from Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. He is a native of Hampton, Virginia.