Timothy J. Shields, a respected arts leader, has been appointed the managing director of The Old Globe, the Board of Directors announced Tuesday.
Shields, the current managing director at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ., will take over in October and work with Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein to lead the iconic theater.
"I feel extraordinarily privileged to join an institution with the stellar reputation that the Globe has, and I relish the opportunity to partner with Artistic Director Barry Edelstein to continue building the Globe’s reputation for artistic excellence and community impact," Shields said in a statement.
Shields served for eight years as the managing director at the McCarter Theatre Center. He worked from 1983 to 1992 as the center's business manager and general manager.
He has also served as the managing director of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater for 10 years and the managing director at Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, New York, for six years.
Edelstein said Shields' work has distinguished him as one of the most accomplished executives to helm not-for-profit theaters.
"Tim’s leadership has been transformational at each wonderful company he’s run, and his contributions at the national level have been equally great," Edelstein said in a statement. "He is a thoughtful, distinguished, and kind man whose positivity and optimism will impact not only the Globe, but also our city’s entire arts community."