USITT Management Commission

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

Commission Leadership:

Commissioner: Lawrence Bennett
Commissioner: Vacant
Commissioner (Programming): Lisa Anderson
MGMT Representatives (Digital and 365 Programming): Tina Shackleford
MGMT Representatives (IDEAS Rep.): Vacant
MGMT Representatives (History & Heritage): Vacant
MGMT Representatives (Stage Mangement): Rusty Cloyes
MGMT Representatives (Production Management): Ryan Gastelum
MGMT Representatives (Arts Management): Patricia Hausmann
MGMT Representatives (SMMP): Nykol DeDreu
MGMT Representatives (Theme Parks): Nicole Queenan
MGMT Representatives (Portfolios, Resumes, etc.): Erin Joy Swank
MGMT Representatives (Portfolios, Resumes, etc.): Brian Rangell
MGMT Representatives (Coord. MGMT Educators Group): Michele Kay
MGMT Representatives (Coord. MGMT Educators Group): Claudie Lynch
MGMT Representatives (Book Club): Michele Kay

Updated: Oct. 20, 2023


  • 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.