Vice President, North America
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Jim DeGood is vice president, North America at TRG Arts where he leads a talented team of consultants and analysts, continually challenges and advances TRG best practice counsel with feedback from clients, and innovates how TRG’s unique consulting methodology can connect with the field. Jim joined TRG Arts in 2013 as a senior consultant and became director of client services in 2015, where he managed a team of analysts who worked to expand TRG’s ability to service clients more effectively and efficiently. During his time at TRG, Jim has worked with a variety of clients including Guthrie Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and Lincoln Center.
Jim has 24 years of experience in performing arts management, including marketing and executive leadership posts at the Unicorn Theatre, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Kansas City Symphony, and Kansas City Repertory Theatre. Additionally, he directed the performing arts grant programs for the Mid-America Arts Alliance. Jim holds a master’s degree in Arts Administration from Goucher College.
Jim’s love for the arts is rooted in the visceral way in which the arts help to reveal unique aspects of the human experience and how they can help each of us understand ourselves in a way that is less veiled and more honest than everyday conversation.