Joe Kluger, a Principal of WolfBrown, has 30 years of experience as a nonprofit executive and consultant in strategic planning, financial analysis, mergers and
alliances, facilities development, fund raising, governance, leadership development and innovative problem solving for museums, theaters, opera companies, symphony orchestras, performing arts centers, and educational institutions. Prior to his consulting career, Joe worked in symphony orchestra management, most recently as President of The Philadelphia Orchestra Association (1989-2005), where he helped develop the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and raised over $130 million for endowment. He is also an internationally recognized expert in the use of technology to accomplish strategic objectives inthe arts and provides advice in this area to organizations such as the League ofAmerican Orchestras and OPERA America and their members.
Joe is currently Chair of Philadelphia Mayor Nutter’s Cultural Advisory Council and also serves on the Boards of the National Philanthropic Trust, the Marian Anderson Award, and the Board of Overseers of the Curtis Institute of Music. He began his professional career at the New York Philharmonic, following receipt of a M.A. in Arts Administration from N.Y.U. and a B.A. in Music from Trinity College in Hartford. He has also participated in the Senior Executive Leadership Program of NTL Institute, the Wharton Fellows Master Class on Merger, Acquisition & Renewal, and the Executive Coaching Workshop at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. As an executive coach in the arts, he is qualified to administer Level B psychological assessment instruments. He is also a frequent guest lecturer on leadership and arts administration at the graduate and undergraduate level at Wharton, Penn, NYU, and Drexel.