Staff Profiles

Staff Profiles

Get to know team TRG better. Our expert consultants and analysts have a rich background of experience in the arts industry, and perspectives on current industry trends.

Most recent staff profiles:

J.L. Nave

Senior Consultant

What I love about the arts

I can’t imagine a world without music, theatre, paintings, dance... Art serves so many different purposes. It’s such a holistic experience that inspires, challenges, entertains, educates. I think about when I was in Baton Rouge during Hurricane Katrina. Our concert venue was being used as a shelter for rescue workers. During that first concert afterward, there were so many new people in a packed house. You could tell that people just needed to hear live music as a community. There was nothing thematic about the program, but it provided an experience where people could escape and feel community as they were re-building. It’s one of the most memorable performances of my career. I’ve been asked “why the arts?” a number of times. I think experiences like that concert make it difficult to put the “why” into words. That feeling was indescribable.

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Lory Bowman

Senior Consultant

What I work on

As a senior consultant, I see my role as partner and liaison. I work with clients to assure that they are getting the results that we know are possible. Because we focus on data-driven results, a big part of my job is researching and getting to know each of my clients’ unique situations. In order to help them achieve the best results, I maintain a full view of their needs and where they need to focus.

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Joanne Steller

Executive Emeritus

What I work on

I’ve been a member of the senior management team at TRG for nearly 15 years, most recently as the Vice President of Strategic Communications. My last role at TRG focused on developing client relationships, especially with new prospective clients. I work with Jill and other team members to make introductions and match client needs with ways that we can help. I’m now retired and help advise TRG strategically.

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Jim DeGood

Director of Client Services

What I work on 

It’s my job to look at client data to tell the story of an organization through its patrons, then to help clients understand how best to adapt their business practices based on the stories we see. So far, I’ve been blessed to work on some really interesting and complex projects. For example, I was a part of a team that built our Patron Potential Assessment product, which uses the best of TRG’s analytics to answer the question, “What potential do I have to grow my audience?”

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Upcoming Events

Professional Development Workshops


September 26-28, 2018 - TRG Arts Executive Summit; Paris, France

October 17-19, 2018 - TRG Arts Executive Summit; Colorado Springs, CO



Broadway League Spring Road Conference - May 15-17, 2018; New York City, NY

Dance/USA Annual Conference - June 6-9, 2018; Los Angeles, CA

League of American Orchestras Annual Conference - June 13-15, 2018; Chicago, IL

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) National Conference - June 14-16, 2018; St. Louis, MO

Theatre & Touring Symposium 2018, UK Theatre - 18 June 2018; London, England

AMA Conference 2018 - 24-26 July 2018; Liverpool, England

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