Numa Saisselin is the President of the Florida Theatre Performing Arts Center, Inc., the nonprofit corporation that manages and programs the historic Florida Theatre in a public/private partnership with the City of Jacksonville, which owns building. Numa came to the Florida Theatre in 2012 from the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey, where he was CEO from 2002 to 2012. Consistently ranked as one of the best attended theatres in America, under his watch, the Count Basie Theatre grew from a $1.4 million a year operation with a budget deficit, into a $7 million a year operation with 9 consecutive years of cash surpluses. From 1998 to 2002 Numa was the Managing and Artistic Director of the City University of New York’s College of Staten Island Center for the Arts, and from 1992 to 1997 he was the Executive Director of the Paramount Center for the Arts, a 1,000 seat historic theatre serving New York’s Hudson Valley. He holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Springfield College, an MBA from Adelphi University, and a Bachelor of Music from the Fredonia School of Music.