Vice President, Facilities and Event Services
Clay Courter joined the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in 2008 and currently serves as Vice President of Facilities & Event Services.
Clay oversees facilities management of the Newman Center for Theatre Education, the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex, the Garner Galleria Theatre and actor housing in Brooks Towers as well as other operational spaces. His team also is responsible for all venue rental and event planning needs for the Seawell Ballroom, Directors Room, theatres and lobbies within the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex.
Additionally, Clay worked with a cross-departmental team on the 2017 Space Theatre renovation and is currently overseeing plans to renovate the Stage and Ricketson theatres.
Clay’s professional background includes “Class A” facilities management, construction management, energy efficiency retrofit projects, project feasibility analysis, and high-end architectural planning and implementation. Prior to joining the DCPA, he served as the Director of Construction for one of Los Angeles’ most influential architectural and construction firms as well as Real Estate Investment Trust in San Diego where he managed the construction and facilities processes of a commercial portfolio of more than 3.2 million square feet. Clay has been involved in the energy retrofit and LEED certification of many buildings, including the conversion of a 540,000 square foot high-rise building into an Energy Star rated building for seven years running.
He graduated from San Diego State University with a BS in Business Administration/Organizational Management.