Howard R. Jang ~ Executive Director
Howard Jang has been an active member of several volunteer boards and committees, most notably for the Canadian Arts Summit, Orchestras Canada, the Manitoba Arts Stabilization, Tourism Winnipeg and Vancouver, The Canada Council Theatre and Dance, The BC Arts Council Music, the Vancouver Alliance for Arts and Culture and the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance. Howard is a founding board member of PAL Vancouver, a past member of the executive committee of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and served on the Theatre Advisory for the Canada Council for the Arts. Howard currently sits on the TELUS Community Board and the Board of Tourism Vancouver. In 2008 Howard joined the Vancouver Foundationís Arts & Culture Advisory Committee and is a lifetime Honourary Governor for the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation. Howard is currently the Chair of Tourism Vancouver.
Trained first as a musician, Howard has served as the Executive Director for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Ballet British Columbia and was the Orchestra Manager for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke's (NYC).
In 2004 Howard completed the Stanford University Graduate School of Business/National Arts Strategies Executive Program for Non-profit Leaders in the Arts. In 2006 Howard completed the year long program of Leadership with the Shannon Institute in Minneapolis MN and has just completed the year long Executive Director Learning Circle and Mentorship program with Vantage Point (formerly known as Volunteer Vancouver). In 2011 Howard joins the faculty of Vantage Pointís Board Chairís Academy.
His background as both an artist and an arts administrator provides him with a unique perspective. Appreciating the need for artistic vision and what is required to support it, Howard is able to balance these requirements with strong fiscal and strategic planning.
Howard has been a consultant focusing on strategic planning, board and marketplace development for many organizations across Canada in all disciplines of the performing arts.
Howard joined the Arts Club Theatre Company in 2000 and is extremely pleased to
be home in Vancouver. Since 2000 Howard has lead the Arts Club through four
multi-year Strategic Plans. He is thrilled to be partnered with Bill Millerd and
the Arts Club Theatre Company as they produce their 48th season of exceptional
theatre presentations in Vancouver and British Columbia.