Jefferson Parish Pulse: Jefferson Performing Arts Society

This week on the Jefferson Parish Pulse powered by JEDCO, we feature an interview with Jefferson Performing Arts Society executive director, Rob DeViney. Rob joined the non-profit arts organization in May 2023. He oversees the JPAS’s day-to-day operations, strategic initiatives, and community partnerships.

JPAS was founded in 1978. It is in its 46th season!! Dedicated to the artistic and cultural enrichment of the entire Gulf South, the organization has kept Jefferson Parish entertained and engaged with a revolving door of plays, musicals, comedy shows, concerts, and more for years. Many of those performances are run right out of the Jefferson Performing Arts Center, a beautiful facility off of Airline Highway.

On this episode of the Jefferson Parish Pulse, Rob and Kelsey had a great conversation about the importance of the arts within educational programming, the value of the arts as an economic development driver, and what Rob is most excited about as he enters his first full season as the JPAS Executive Director.




Learn more about Rob DeViney 

Rob DeViney joined JPAS after serving as the Chief Operating Officer of New Orleans City Park, where he played a pivotal role in the successful growth of the park for almost 23 years. Under his leadership, City Park experienced significant growth and expansion, becoming a vibrant hub for recreational activities, cultural events, and community engagement.

Throughout his career, DeViney has demonstrated a deep passion for this community. His extensive background in operations, strategic planning, and fundraising will be invaluable in advancing JPAS’s mission to provide accessible and diverse performing arts experiences to the Jefferson Parish community and beyond.

As the Executive Director of JPAS, DeViney will oversee the organization’s day-to-day operations, strategic initiatives, and community partnerships. He will work closely with the board of directors, staff, and artists to further enhance the quality and accessibility of JPAS’s performances, education programs, and community outreach efforts.

Want to check out what this season has in store? CLICK HERE to visit Jefferson Performing Arts Society website. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube!

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