Opera Columbus Names New Board President

By David Salazar

Opera Columbus has announced that Femi Adeyanju will be its new Board president.

“I am very excited to continue working with the talented Opera Columbus staff and our wonderful board members,” said Adeyanju, who has been a board member for more than five years, in an official press statement. “Opera Columbus is focused on reimagining the opera experience to create fun, creative and entertaining performances, while also introducing the next generation of opera fans to the artform through our education outreach for K-12 students, and I am truly honored to be part of an innovative organization with an exciting future ahead.”

Currently, Adeyanju is Managing Director at Ernst & Young with over 18 years of experience in providing IT audit and business consulting services, and will hold the position through June 2025.

Adeyanju will take over for Bill Miller, who served as Board president for the last three years.

“I am proud to pass the baton to Femi as our next board president,” Miller added. “His passion for Opera Columbus’ mission and dedication to helping this great organization secure its future made him the clear choice as the board’s next leader.”

Opera Columbus will honor Miller in a gala at the close of the current season set for May 4, 2023.