Todd Duesing is President and CEO of Hennepin Theatre Trust. A veteran performing arts center executive, prior to the Trust he was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA), the nonprofit organization that oversees the programming and management of the Aronoff Center for the Arts in downtown Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Music Hall.
Duesing served in leadership roles at CAA since 2007, serving as the Director of Operations and later as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for strategic planning and business operations. Notably, Duesing led the years-long effort to secure Cincinnati as the host for the World Choral Games in 2012. Following a competitive bidding process with 20 other cities across the globe, the Cincinnati region hosted more than 250,000 people at the event, Cincinnati’s largest convention to date, generating an estimated economic impact of $72.5 million.
Duesing began his career in arts and entertainment management in 2000, serving as Director of Operations for Music & Events Management, Inc., the largest promoter of live entertainment in Southwest Ohio. He oversaw the operations of the Riverbend Music Center amphitheater and the historic Taft Theatre.