MARK FRIE (Email)Chief Executive Officer
A Certified Performing Arts Executive with broad experience in performance, directing and theatrical management, Mark joined the team in 2017. Previously, he served as the executive director of the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center and the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre. He has also worked with the Radio City Music Hall, North Shore Music Theatre (Boston), Music Theatre Wichita, Dallas Theatre Center, Casa Manana Theatre in Ft. Worth, The Majestic, Bass Hall, Fair Park Music Hall and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
Mark's performance experience spans the nation and includes musicals, operas and concerts. He made his solo debut at Carnegie Hall in 2006 and has enjoyed performing with symphonies across the country. He is also incredibly proud of the partnership he created with Kristin Chenoweth. Together, through the Kristin Chenoweth Arts and Education Fund, along with a host of volunteers and staff, they impact students on a global level by giving kids opportunities to hone their crafts, find their passions, and reach for their dreams. The TPAC has been an important place to Mark throughout his life and helping to lead the organization to a better future is a dream come true for him.
TERRI McGILBRA (Email)Director of Programming
Terri graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in music and theatre and has been with the TPAC since 1993. She began her career as a ticket office cashier and worked her way up to Ticket Office Manager, receiving city and national awards for her incredible leadership. In her current position, Terri works with TPAC’s community partners and new rental clients to plan and coordinate all their event needs from start to finish. She also programs the TPAC Trust Imagination/Young at Art Series and Brown Bag It Series.
Growing up in the world of performing arts, Terri loves being behind the scenes, helping to make art happen. She is also a firm believer in performance, that nothing can replace the shared moment between artists and audience, and loves being part of a team that makes that magic happen.
Amanda Nichols (Email)
Director of Public Relations
With a degree in history, Amanda never saw herself in the world of marketing and public relations, but upon moving to Tulsa, she took a job as an administrative assistant at a local marketing agency and was eventually put in charge of the client services and digital departments. She discovered a love for communication she did not know existed and has not looked back since.
Amanda also ended up in the arts by accident, but it quickly became clear it would be a life-long passion. Part of her interest in the arts stems from feeling like part of a community and something bigger than herself, and she’s proud of helping as many in her community find that feeling as possible.