Executive Director Glenn Del Vecchio joined the Grand Rapids Ballet in 2009. Prior to his appointment, Del Vecchio moved to Michigan to serve as director of marketing for Universal Forest Products’ restaurant division. He directed the marketing for a 29 unit group of company owned and franchised casual, quick service and specialty themed restaurants in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Michigan.
For eleven years Glenn worked for Clear Channel Communications. At its peak Clear Channel was the largest radio and live entertainment company in the U.S. and operated 14 radio stations across West Michigan covering every format and demographic age group. Overseeing promotions, non-traditional revenue streams, live performance events, internet and interactive media sales to create and successfully monetize programs to increase revenue and market share.
Del Vecchio joined the ballet as a consultant while with his own firm, Captus Creative. A full service marketing, new media, and production company. Creating marketing, branding and large scale event prodcutions for clients like Van Andel Arena and DeVos Performance Hall, B93 Birthday Bash, Rothbury Festival, Michigan State University, Hospice of Michigan, Davenport University, and Cornerstone University.
He serves on a number of executive boards in the community; Vice Chair, Michigan Dance Council, and Operations committee of the Convention Arena and previously served on the Adoptive family support network board.
In 2014 he accepted the Newsmaker of the year award for the world premiere of Grand Rapids Ballet’s Nutcracker featuring the creative of team Patricia Barker, Val Caniporoli Chris Van Allsburg and Eugene Lee. The premiere capped the culmination of a multi-year, muli-million dollar campaign to build the production, stabilize the financial picture and raise the profile of the Grand Rapids ballet.
Mr. Del Vecchio was raised in Philadelphia and attended Millersville University in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He currently resides in East Grand Rapids with his wife Kirsten and two sons.