Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Welcomes New Vice President of Development and External Relations


CLEVELAND (February 6, 2019) – The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame welcomes Dionne Broadus to the role of Vice President of Development and External Relations beginning February 25.

Broadus has over 17 years of experience in fundraising, donor stewardship, external relations, and board and community engagement. She comes to the Rock Hall by way of Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, where she served as the Chief Development and External Affairs Officer. She also held previous roles at the university in community, local government and foundation relations.

Before returning to her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, from New York City, Dionne held senior leadership positions in development, corporate partnerships and external affairs for BET Networks, the High Line; the National Basketball Association; the New York City tourism board in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration; and Essence Magazine’s Essence Festival. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where she graduated magna cum laude, and a juris doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Before her development career, Broadus practiced corporate law in Chicago.

Broadus is actively engaged in the Cleveland community. She serves on the Board of Directors for Towards Employment and MidTown Cleveland. She is a member of the The Links, Incorporated Cleveland Chapter, and the Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Additionally, she is an alum ambassador for the Semester at Sea global study abroad program.

“Dionne is joining us during a period of unprecedented growth,” said Greg Harris, President & CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “Her impressive experience in fundraising, music events, and community and corporate relations make her the perfect fit for the role and ensure continued success."