Pamela Robinson is Chief Financial Officer for Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation and its renowned programs: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, The Ailey School, The Ailey Extension, and Ailey’s Arts In Education program. Ms. Robinson oversees the organization’s $40 million budget, as well as human resources, building & studio operations, and ancillary earned income programs. Ms. Robinson joined Ailey in 1997 at the beginning of a time of extensive growth for the organization and played a key role in the planning and development of Ailey’s first permanent home – the 77,000-square-foot Joan Weill Center for Dance, which opened in 2004. During this time, Ailey achieved and maintained investment-grade ratings from three major rating agencies and established the organization’s investment portfolios, which are now valued at over $100M. She started her art career in Washington, DC, with District Curators, avant-garde art presenting organization, and also worked as a business manager and consultant for a number of non-profit arts and commercial entertainment companies. Ms. Robinson has served on the board of DanceUSA, the national service organization for dance. She received an MBA in Finance & Management from New York University and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Maryland.