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 programs and events including the annual Vision Awards, Center City Green Market, Holidays In the City, Noon Year’s Eve, Jazztoberfest, July 4th Red White & Boom, and Art & Soul of SouthEnd. Robert and his team also cooperatively manage the production of several long-time events including Taste of the Nation, the RBC Bank Street Festival & Pep Rally, Presbyterian Hospital Criterium, and the Carolinas Thanksgiving Day Parade. In addition to leading our 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 Blues Brews and BBQ, a Memphis BBQ Network sanctioned competition featuring more than 85 teams vying for over $25,000 in prize money, the award winning Charlotte Shout Culinary Arts Experience, featuring local and celebrity chefs in a two-day food extravaganza, and First Night Charlotte, the annual community celebration of the new year through the arts.
Prior to his position at CCCP, Krumbine produced Charlotte Center CityFest and Uptown Scream 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, the First Union Bank Annual Meeting, 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 a number of 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 a number of 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 sons. Krumbine serves on the ASC Marketing Committee, the Advisory Board for Hands on Charlotte, on the Board of the Carolinas Carrousel, the board of the Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps, and is a past President of the Greater Charlotte Chapter of ISES.