Chief Creative Officer & Senior Vice President of Events
As Chief Creative Officer & Senior Vice President of Events, Krumbine is responsible for the 24/7/365 animation & marketing of Charlotte’s Center City. This is accomplished through a series of annual programs and events including the Vision Awards, State of the Center City, Rail Trail Fest, Holidays in the City, and Victoria Yards. Robert and his team also cooperatively manage the production of several long-standing Uptown events and are integral to the ongoing animation of the Center City. In addition to leading the Special Events team, Krumbine is Executive Director of Charlotte ArtsFest, Inc. a solely owned subsidiary of Charlotte Center City Partners and the producing entity for the award winning Novant Health Thanksgiving Eve Parade, the 4th largest Thanksgiving parade in the country, CLT New Year’s Eve presented by Ally Bank, and Charlotte SHOUT! an annual destination arts event featuring art, music, food, and ideas presented by Atrium Health and Bank of America!
Prior to his position at CCCP, Krumbine produced Charlotte Center CityFest for ARK Management. In addition, he held the position of Senior Entertainment Producer at Paramount Parks, Inc., where he was responsible for major in and out of park events like the award-winning Titanic the Movie on Tour, the 1997 AAU Junior Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies, and Star Trek World Tour in Düsseldorf, Germany. Robert was also responsible for the hiring and training of staff and characters for the opening of Star Trek, The Experience in the Las Vegas Hilton.
From 1990 - 1996 Krumbine owned and operated Robert Krumbine Productions, Inc., creating and producing several major public events including the original Speed Street, NCAA Final Four Street of Champions (which won two GALA awards), and the grand openings of both the Charlotte Convention Center and the Bank of America Stadium. During this period, Robert worked closely with several corporate clients to produce effective business theater, sales meetings, and new product introductions.
Robert graduated from the University of Miami, Miami, Florida, in 1982 with a Bachelor of Music Merchandising degree. He resides in Charlotte, with his wife and two married sons, plus two amazing grandchildren! Krumbine has served on the ASC advisory Board, the May 20th Society, and is a founding member and past President of the Greater Charlotte Chapter of ILEA (formerly ISES).