If you have a friend who does all the things, then you have a friend like Terry Loftis.
The Arts Community Alliance recently named Loftis its president and executive director.
The 52-year-old nonprofit “supports excellence and impact in the arts through grant-making, capacity building, and thought leadership.” The alliance has given more than $29 million to 150 arts groups in Dallas County, and it also helps staff volunteer positions in the arts.
Loftis had a 25-year career in advertising and marketing and then went to work behind the scenes on Broadway. He served most recently as vice president of the Broadway Strategic Return Fund, which co-produced “Once on This Island” and “Hadestown.” He also co-produced to Broadway shows, “Bandstand” and the “The Visit.”
A Dallas native, Loftis graduated from the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. He sits on the President’s Council of the Advisory Board of Booker T. Washington. He’s also served on the boards of the Friends of the Katy Trail, USA Film Festival, TITAS/Dance Unbound and The Dallas Way.