Christopher J. Heacox

Christopher Heacox

Christopher J. Heacox (he/him/his) 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. His leadership in performing arts presenting spans over sixteen years 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 a current member of the board of directors and chair of the Governance Committee for the Association of Performing Arts Professionals; the national service, advocacy, and membership organization for the performing arts presenting field. His service on boards and organizations includes serving as President of the Florida Professional 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 is a graduate of Florida State University (B.A. in Music) and the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester (M.M. in Jazz and Contemporary Media, Performance).