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In 2009, Eric Dillner founded Strategic Nonprofit Analysis and Planning (SNAAP), a multifaceted venture that offers financial consulting services to professionals involved in not-for-profit organizations. The firm also offers insightful and efficient monetary and organizational strategies to artistic ventures. Prior to serving as CEO of SNAAP, Eric Dillner garnered extensive expertise in the arena through several successful roles at opera venues. He served as Managing Director of Starlight Opera Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and General/Artistic Director of Shreveport Opera in Shreveport, Louisiana. In both positions, Eric Dillner brought both profit and growth to the companies through avenues including grants, addition of programs, and presentation of never-before-seen productions. Eric Dillner’s inherent talent is well complemented by a comprehensive education. Eric Dillner embarked on an extensive and many-layered academic career at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. There, he completed a significant amount of coursework in accounting, business, and economics. Subsequently, Eric Dillner enrolled at Butler University in Indiana and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. His achievements at both institutions gained him a much sought-after Opera Fellowship at Florida State University, which awarded him full tuition and $20,000 in annual expenses. Eric Dillner’s broad and rigorous education gave him the skills to approach his passion from both a financial and a creative perspective and propelled him towards success and recognition.In addition to being an excellent administrative and financial strategist, Eric Dillner is a celebrated performer and instructor. He performs in productions of classic opera all over the world, and formerly taught at University of Missouri-Columbia, Centenary College of Louisiana, and Long Island University. In addition to offering advice to artistic non-profits through his post as CEO of SNAAP, Eric Dillner gives private voice lessons in New York City.

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Artistic Producing Director

David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts



Florida State University