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DES Board Member Eric Swartz

Mr. Eric Swartz is the Vice President for Venue Management at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. He joined the Symphony in November 2005. Eric and his team are responsible for engineering, maintenance, security, housekeeping and event rentals. Eric is no stranger to facility management he grew up in the field of professional baseball working for his father managing a stadium and spring training facility in Florida. Eric served 19 years at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) working up the ranks to Vice President & General Manager. During his tenure Eric has had the title of Audio Engineer, Technical Director, Production Manager and Director of Operations. He has managed or coordinated the technical aspects for theatrical productions, television/film, festivals and fundraisers. After his TPAC tenure, Eric returned to the production industry providing video and production services to corporate clients including specialized videotaping of surgeries.

Eric graduated from David Lipscomb University with a degree in communications and theatre and is a member of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM).