Arizona Opera Cast Members & Creatives
As the founder and CEO of VerveSimone Consulting, a woman owned small business providing consulting services to individuals and organizations. Teniqua Broughton is noted for her impact in both national and local sectors. Leading with passion, she identifies strategies that support the sustainability of organizations by leveraging her experience, initiative, and insight gained throughout her professional career. With a focus on nonprofit governance consulting, arts project management, and EDI Readiness empowerment workshops. Teniqua ignites creativity and challenges mediocrity to drive desired outcomes.
Teniqua’s extensive non-profit understanding in both direct services to children and organizational leadership serves as a platform for Teniqua to infuse her knowledge and experience into professional organizations, while also providing insight on board governance best practices. She has supported administrative leadership and provided staff/ resource management to organizations in Arizona and throughout the nation.
VerveSimone has clients such as AkomiDance Inc., Arizona Facts of Life, Arizona Alliance for Nonprofits, Arizona Opera, Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, ASU Gammage, EPIK Dance Company, Herberger Theater Center, Ike Charlton IV Foundation, Imprint Group, City of Tempe Division of Arts & Culture, Life Design Events and Productions, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and Valley Leadership.
Teniqua has an earnest commitment to governance and diversification on boards. She is the founder of the Monarch Society and Council at the Desert Botanical Garden, establishing a membership and leadership group to integrate age diversification within the garden during her tenure as a Trustee. She currently serves as Chair Elect for the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), and past chair of their Equity and Inclusion (EIC) Committee and a member of Desert Botanical Garden Foundation board, plus a member of LISC Phoenix Local Advisory Committee (LAC) and ASU Council for Resilience Leaders. She is a past Chair and Commissioner for the City of Phoenix’s Arts & Culture Commission.
In September of 2022, she will receive the Titan 100 award. In 2021, she received the Arizona State University MLK Servant-Leadership award and Phoenix Business Journal Most Admired Leader recipient. In 2020 she was an individual nominee for Governor’s Arts Award. In 2017, AZ Central selected Teniqua as Who’s Next award, emerging leaders making a difference in the arts. By her peers she was selected as Arizona Champion Award for the Central Arizona region from the Flinn Foundation’s Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, for significant contributions to the civic leadership.
Teniqua has her master’s degree in education with a focus on Educational Administration and Supervision, and her bachelor’s degree in educational psychology, with an emphasis on theater for youth. With certifications as a Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP), Nonprofit Leadership and Management from University of Arizona and in Equity and Inclusion from Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.