J. Christopher Fahlman ’72 joined the Gund in 2016 as the Director of Operations and Visitor Experience with vast experience as an international creative manager, director, promoter, marketer and fundraiser for for-profit and non-profit enterprises for which he produced scores of films, documentaries, TV series, live events of all kinds, commercials and electronic publications. He has performed feasibility analyses and implemented strategic plans leading to the development, creation, acquisition, or redevelopment of more than thirty-five amphitheaters and performing arts centers throughout North America and Europe. Clients include Radio City Music Hall, Ravinia Festival, Cleveland Browns, Walt Disney Company, Clear Channel, and SONY, among others. He was responsible for all aspects of management and operations for MCA Universal’s twelve concert venues throughout North America, home to more than 450 events and performances ranging from MTV Music Video Awards and Comic Relief to Lollapalooza. Across two decades, Fahlman managed and produced the Cleveland Orchestra while simultaneously serving as General Manager of Blossom Music Center. For both he was responsible for all aspects of operations—booking, promotion, staffing, public relations, fundraising, security and management, capital improvements and long-range planning. Throughout his career, Fahlman has managed multi-million dollar budgets and successfully fundraised millions for annual operations and endowments. Chris is a 1972 Phi Beta Kappa magna cum laude graduate of Kenyon in studio art and studied producing, directing and new technologies at the American Film Institute.