Dennis Hanthorn has more than 30-years as a CEO in the performing arts industry and a history of building opera companies in Atlanta, Milwaukee Florentine Opera, and Dayton. Dennis is principal with m/Oppenheim Associates executive search firm, based in San Francisco. In December 2012, Dennis founded Hanthorn Consulting Group, LLC a full range consulting practice serving arts and cultural organizations and human service nonprofit organizations locally, nationally and internationally specializing in executive search, programming, organizational development, board development, and fundraising. He has served on the Board of Directors of OPERA America as the Secretary of the Board and chaired the membership committee, adjudicator for the District and Regional Metropolitan Opera Auditions, the Belvedere International Singing Competition, the MacAllister Awards, and panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, and Michigan and Wisconsin Arts Boards. He has completed postgraduate studies in Arts Administration and Music Performance from the University of Cincinnati-CCM and earned a Master of Music from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Missouri State.