John Burnett

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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With 20 years of financial and management experience in the non-profit performing arts center field, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer John Burnett is known for building and leading teams that accomplish goals and add value.

John served as the CFO for three other multi-million dollar non-profit venues, including The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, The Wang Center for the Performing Arts and The Center for the Performing Arts at the Woodlands, prior to coming to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in 2013.

John earned his BBA in accounting from the University of St. Thomas, and worked as a senior auditor for Ernst & Young followed by property analyst and accounting supervisor positions at The Woodlands Corporation in Houston, Texas, before entering the performing arts arena. John has been a certified public accountant (CPA) for 25 years. Opening the $472 million state-of-the-art Adrienne Arsht Center in 2006, which was the largest public / private partnership in South Florida history, is one of his most notable accomplishments.

John serves on the boards of Alliance of Nevada Nonprofits, CFOArts and The Tessitura Network.