The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel has named Jeffrey McDermott president and chief executive officer. He has served in the role on an interim basis since August 2016. McDermott will also lead the affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation. He succeeds Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, who left to become CEO of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago. 

He joined the center's board of directors in 2010 and has since served as the board's legal counsel. He also chaired the Great American Songbook Foundation's board of directors from 2011 to 2016. A national search led the board to unanimously select McDermott after interviewing five candidates for the position.

McDermott is also a partner with Indianapolis-based law firm Krieg DeVault LLP. As a result of his new position, he will step down as partner, but remain with the firm as senior counsel.