Scott F. Raper joined the Springfield Ballet Company as development director in 2020 and most recently served in the capacity of interim administrative director before being appointed executive director. He holds a BBA in Management and Organizational Behavior and a MBA from Benedictine University. Scott has owned and operated several business ventures and has worked in various capacities for Sears Roebuck & Co., State Farm Insurance, and Midwest Insurance. Scott most recently serves as the Interim Lead Faculty for Business Management for the MacKinnon School of Business at Lincoln College and is working to earn his DBA in leadership. Scott has volunteered numerous hours for various performing arts organizations including Drum Corps International, Bands of America, Winter Guard International, and the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps.