Christopher J. Heacox serves as the inaugural Executive Director of the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University where he leads the artistic, administrative, and philanthropic direction of the center and the newly created Arts District, which includes the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. His work in performing arts presenting spans over fifteen years including Opening Nights Performing Arts at Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL), Friday Musicale (Jacksonville, Florida), the Porter Center for the Performing Arts (North Carolina), and Riverside Fine Arts Association (Jacksonville, Florida).
Mr. Heacox is the Immediate Past-President of the Florida Professional Presenters Consortium, the organization charged with elevating the professional performing arts in the State of Florida through professional development, networking, and block booking. His service on boards and organizations includes the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Consortium, South Arts Southern Presenters Consortium, Council on Culture and Arts (Tallahassee/Leon County) Board of Directors, Tallahassee/Leon County Cultural Plan Review Committee, STAGE Committee for the Capital City Amphitheater, State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Strategic Planning Team, Opportunity Tallahassee, and Leadership Jacksonville.
Mr. Heacox studied saxophone performance at the Florida State University and earned a Master of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Media from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Christopher is married with two sons and lives in Auburn, Alabama.
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