USITT Management Commission

Management Commission provides creative leadership and education to generate strong, dynamic, and effective managers.

Commission Leadership:

Commissioner: Laura Lee Everett
VC of Programming    
VC for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Lawrence Bennett

VC for Stage Management: Rusty Cloyes
VC for Production Management: Ryan Gastelum
VC for Arts Management: Patricia Hausmann
VC for Stage Management Mentor Project: Nykol DeDreu
VC Events Management: Donna Flor
VC for Theme Parks/Spectacle Management: Nicole Queenan
VC for Special Projects, PRIMP: Erin Joy Swank

Coordinator for Management Educators Group: Rusty Cloyes
Coordinator for Management Educators Group: Michele Kay

Updated: August 31, 2022


  • The Stage Management Mentor Project provides students and young professionals the opportunity to participate in a real-life training exercise coordinating major conference events.
  • Workshops in a variety of management areas are offered during the Annual Conference & Stage Expo.
  • Portfolio, Resume, & Interview Materials Prep (PRIMP) sessions provide the opportunity for all to receive feedback on materials presented for job interviews, whether you are a student or professional. Curriculum & Tenure Reviews are also available for Educators.
  • The Distinguished Achievement Award is given to managers who have contributed a lifetime of expertise and experience to theatre management.
  • The USITT Stage Management Award is awarded to an individual who has demonstrated excellence or outstanding potential in the area of stage management in the performing arts.