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Arizona Opera Cast Members & Creatives

Teniqua Broughton

As the founder and CEO of VerveSimone Consulting, a minority 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, event and project management, and leadership and equity empowerment through public speaking and 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.

Verve Simone has clients such as AkomiDance Inc., Arizona Opera, ASU Gammage, ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Cryotherapy for Veterans, Ike Charlton IV Foundation, Imprint Group, City of Tempe Division of Arts & Culture, Life Design Events and Productions, Rae Orozco Ministries and Tempe Tourism Office.

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 Vice Chair for the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), and Chair of their Equity and Inclusion (EIC) Committee. One of the newest members of Desert Botanical Garden Foundation. She is past Chair and Commissioner for the City of Phoenix’s Arts & Culture Commission.

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. She was individual nominee for 2020 Governor’s Arts Award. She will receive 2021 Arizona State University MLK Servant-Leadership award.

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) and in Equity and Inclusion from Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.