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2023 Oklahoma Arts Conference

"Promise in the Road Ahead"

Brent Hart
Brent Hart was appointed Executive Director of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra (OKCPHIL) in March 2023. He has spent the past 20 years living and working in Oklahoma City, active in the community and as a volunteer leader with the OKCPHIL for more than a decade. He has served on the Associate Board, the Board of Directors, the Philharmonic Foundation, and most recently two terms as President of the Oklahoma Philharmonic Society’s Board of Directors.

Hart's passion for people and service was ignited at a young age and continued through volunteer work with the American Red Cross as a trainer for disaster, health, and safety programs. His experience encompasses employee and leader development, skills training programs, performance management and coaching. Hart has served in various leadership roles at Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, and Gulfport Energy Corporation.

Hart is passionate about the programs of OKCPHIL, especially those that reach new audiences, recognize or commemorate special events, and bring the community together. Brent believes that music is a vital part of the human experience, enhancing everyday activities, improving health, soothing emotions to help us cope and heal.

Brent Hart's Schedule
Executive Directors Roundtable
Date: Tuesday – October, 17 2023 Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room: Leslie Powell Gallery Track: Arts Managers
Executive directors from Oklahoma’s arts organizations will convene in an informal roundtable forum. This session will provide a space for executive directors to discuss the unique challenges that organizational leaders must navigate while sharing innovative approaches for success.

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