Nancy Kassak Diekmann

Nancy Kassak Diekmann

Title: Retired Art and Financial Expert
Location: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States

Nancy Kassak Diekmann, Retired Financial Expert, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the arts and finance.

Upon receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Clark University in 1974, Ms. Diekmann spearheaded her career in the arts as the managing director of the New England Repertory Theatre in Worcester, Massachusetts. She remained in the role until 1979, after which she served as the administrator and director of the Annual Theater Conference for the Theater Communications Group until 1984. From there, Ms. Diekmann went on to work as the managing director of the New York Theater Workshop from 1984 to 1997 and notably produced the Tony, Obie, and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “RENT” in 1996. She was also the executive director of the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation from 1997 to 2008.

Most recently in her career, Ms. Diekmann excelled as the director of finance for the Manhattan Country School from 2008 until commencing her retirement in 2020. Reflecting on a career abundant with achievements, Ms. Diekmann considers her highlights to have been producing “RENT” from the ground up, along with her involvement with the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition, in 1991, she was the recipient of an Obie Award, an off-Broadway award from The Village Voice newspaper, an annual honor given to theatre artists and groups in New York City. She credits multiple mentors for their motivation and influence, including Jon Knowles, Steven Graham, Alan Altschuler and Roxanne Elings. To attest to her legacy, Ms. Diekmann can also be found in editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Entertainment, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who of American Women.

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