Naomi Grabel is the Executive Director of Development Strategy and Growth for The Metropolitan Opera, the world’s largest performing arts organization. From 2016 – 2018, she served as CEO of the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,
Naomi has extensive experience as an arts marketer, having served as Director of Marketing and Creative Services at Carnegie Hall from 2009 - 2016, Director, Marketing & Development, for Sydney Opera House from 2006 - 2008 the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center from 2002 - 2006. Other professional experience includes serving as Managing Director of Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater, Marketing Director of South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, CA, Director of Communications for Houston’s Alley Theater, and Vice President of Marketing, Sales, Publicity and Education for Disney Theatrical Group.
She teaches at the Yale School of Drama and has guest-lectured at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, NYU, USC, Duke University, SMU, and Texas A&M. Naomi is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and the University of Pennsylvania.
In her spare time, Naomi loves to travel, is a museum and theater junkie and a rabid NY Mets fan.