Jonelle Procope

President & CEO, Apollo Theater

Friday, December 3, 2021

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Series

Charles Phillips
Managing Partner & Co-Founder, RECOGNIZE
ECNY Trustee

Ms. Procope joined the Apollo Board of Trustees in 1999 and in 2003 became its President and Chief Executive Officer. During her tenure as President, she has led a team of 50 full-time employees and an executive team responsible for all operating and strategic functions of the legendary Theater. During this period, she led the successful Apollo Rising Capital Campaign to restore the legendary theater, focused on the development of the Apollo Theater Board of Directors, and attracted and engaged a first-rate executive team and staff insuring the long-term stability of the organization. She has overseen the Apollo's transformation into a vibrant not-for-profit performing arts organization by increasing its base of support, expanding its education and community programs and creating large-scale artistic initiatives.

Prior to assuming her role as President and CEO of the Apollo, Ms. Procope held a variety of senior positions within the fields of entertainment law and media-related corporate affairs and management. She began her legal career as a corporate associate attorney at the law firm of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.

Source: Apollo Theater

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