Wayne is a producer of regional theater, Broadway investor and co-producer: (Broadway) Waitress, JJ Abrams' The Play That Goes Wrong, Scott Rudin's The Front Page and Hello, Dolly!, Escape to Margaritaville; Regional: (Guthrie Theater) My Fair Lady, Pericles, The Parchman Hour, (Minnesota Opera) The Magic Flute, The Shinning, (Mill City Opera) Sweeney Todd, (Dark and Stormy Productions) The Norwegians, (7th House Theater) The Great Work, The Passage or What Comes of Searching in the Dark, Rhinoceros.
Wayne is currently the Chairman of My Sister SBC, a for-profit Minnesota Benefit Corporation dedicated to raising funds to fight human trafficking. MY SISTER’s mission is to prevent sex trafficking, educate communities, empower the population, provide after-care for survivors and offer growth opportunities to at-risk women through the sale of statement-making, ethically-sourced apparel and accessories. www.mysister.org
A serial entrepreneur, Wayne developed Endangered Species Chocolate, currently the number one brand of chocolate in the natural organic category. He founded Hardaway Connections, one of the largest public relations firms in the Southwest; ZIRH Skin Nutrition, launched in Barney’s New York and now owned by Procter & Gamble. Wayne was also the Executive Vice-President of External Communications for Hoosier Refreshment, a Pepsi-Cola distribution company, for 20 years.