John Sparrow


John Sparrow brings to BoardWalk clients over 23 years’ experience in nonprofit administration and performing arts venue management.

Since joining BoardWalk, John has worked with a diverse scope of clients including those serving the mentally and physically challenged, public media, public safety, childhood diseases, museums, youth empowerment, the environment and the pastoral and financial needs of people and institutional churches. He is passionate about the value that nonprofits add to communities and the important role that strong leadership plays in their success.

From 2000-12, John was Vice President and General Manager of the highly acclaimed Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, winner of 27 Grammy Awards, where he was responsible for day-to-day planning, management and operational oversight. Previously, John spent the better part of a decade with the Florida Philharmonic in both concert production and artistic administration, after which he was Director of Programming and Co-Director of External Affairs for the Performing Arts Center of Greater Miami.

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  • CEO/President
  • Development
  • Finance/Accounting
  • GM/Operations
  • Marketing & Sales