The Butler Arts Center has promoted Aaron Hurt to executive director. He has served as interim executive director since August. Hurt graduated from Butler with a bachelor of science degree in arts administration - music.

After graduating, Hurt worked for the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, the Chicago Children’s Choir, and then made his way back to Butler in 2013, as part-time manager of the Schrott Center. He became full-time later that year, serving as the operations manager. In 2016, after the Butler Arts Center was established, Hurt was promoted to director of operations.

He earned his Master of Arts in arts administration and public policy from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.