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TPAC CEO Steps Down

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Steven J. Greil, president and CEO of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center since 1994, is resigning, effective May 1, exactly 11 years later to the day. ''I like to fix things; I like to build things; and I like to believe in where I'm going,'' said Greil in the Tennessean. ''But once I've reached it, staying there is hard. I need to stop when I'm ahead.''

Replacing Greil on an interim basis is Kathleen O'Brien, a 17-year TPAC veteran.

TPAC's ''resident groups'' include Nashville Opera, Nashville Ballet, Tennessee Repertory Theatre and — until fall 2006 — the symphony. The symphony, which has called TPAC home since the early 1980s, will be moving into the future Schermerhorn Symphony Center a few blocks away.

Earlier in his career, Greil was a production manager with Sound Seventy Producitions. He later became a co-owner of Sound Seventy Corp., an entertainment company with concert promotion, artist management and publishing divsions and managed Suzy Bogguss, Pam Tillis, Bobby Bare and The O'Kanes. — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner