Joel Thompson. Photo: Nash Baker

Joel Thompson

Deputy Director

As the Deputy Director, Joel Thompson oversees the budget, building, operations, and administration of the Moody Center for the Arts and works closely with the Executive Director to ensure the safe and efficient management of all aspects of the building and its programs. Previously, Thompson served as the Director of Ticket Operations at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts from 2001 to 2016 as part of a nearly 20 year career in the arts and live entertainment field.  Thompson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from the University at Buffalo.