County officials announced Pearce's appointment Thursday.
The Center for the Arts manages the county's performing arts venues, all in downtown Salt Lake City: Abravanel Hall, the Capitol Theatre, the new Eccles Theater, and the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. The Center also manages the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the ArtTix ticketing service, and the county's public art program.
Pearce will start in her new job on Monday. She takes over from Phil Jordan, who left the CFA job to become the county's cultural planning and project director.