30 Nov 2016
Tom Schorgl has been president and CEO of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) since its inception in 1997. As CPAC's president, Schorgl manages its efforts to strengthen and advance the region and the arts and cultural sector through unique public and private partnerships. Schorgl was president of Culture Works from 1994–97. There he managed the formation of the Culture Works organization through the merger of two arts and cultural institutions: a united arts funding organization and a local arts agency. Schorgl led the Indiana Arts Commission as executive director and served in this capacity for a decade, beginning in 1983. He guided the development of the commission's mission, goals, strategies, and programs.
Schorgl began his professional arts administration career as curator and then executive director of South Bend Regional Art Museum. Schorgl has served in various Midwestern and national cultural leadership capacities, including Arts Midwest, National Assembly for State Arts Agencies, and many NEA grant adjudication panels. He was the Center's 2012 panel chair in management, and he also served as a management LOI panelist in 2013.