Executive Placements

Dr. Vanda Vitali Canadian Museums Association Executive Director CMA

Canadian Museums Association Names Dr. Vanda Vitali as Executive Director

17:00 21 February in Executive Placements

The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) has selected Dr. Vanda Vitali as Executive Director, following an international executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She will begin her tenure on March 1, 2019. A tireless advocate for the recognition and importance of museums in contemporary society, Dr. Vitali most recently served as the Chief Information Officer at the International Center for Innovation and Transfer of Technology in Jiaxing, China. She has also held positions as CEO at the Auckland Museum in New Zealand, Vice President for Public Programs at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Museology Advisor to the President of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto, and Director of the ROM's Institute of Contemporary Culture. In addition to teaching museum and related studies in Canada, the United States, and France, Dr. Vitali has served as a consultant and museum evaluator for the American Alliance of Museums. A...

Jaime Boldt Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre Announces Jaime Boldt as Executive Director

15:27 16 January in Executive Placements

The Globe Theatre has selected Jaime Boldt as Executive Director, following an international executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group Canada (ACG). She will begin her tenure on February 1, 2019. Ms. Boldt most recently served as Acting CEO of the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan (JHSS). In this role, she implemented the annual strategic plan, developed sustainable programming, and oversaw the finances and operations of four provincial branches in Regina, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert. In addition to working on various national initiatives, she also maintained effective and collaborative partnerships with various municipal, provincial, and federal stakeholders. Prior to serving as Acting CEO, Ms. Boldt was the Branch Executive Director and Provincial Director of Strategic & Policy Development for JHSS. For eight years, Ms. Boldt was the Business Owner and Principal Consultant of From Nuts to Boldt Consulting, serving a vast clientele, including Street Culture Project Inc., Regina...

David J. Rothman Center for the Arts Jackson Hole

Center for the Arts Appoints David J. Rothman as President and Chief Executive Officer

15:30 21 December in Executive Placements

Center for the Arts (The Center) has selected David J. Rothman as President and Chief Executive Officer, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He will begin this newly established role on January 7, 2019. A prolific author, Mr. Rothman currently serves as Program Director/Poetry Concentration Director for the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Western State Colorado University. He is also a Resident Poet for Colorado Public Radio, instructor for the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, and Editor for THINK: A Journal of Poetry, Criticism, and Reviews. He has founded and led several nonprofit arts, educational, publishing, and scholarly organizations, including Crested Butte Academy, The Western Slope Chamber Music Series, The Crested Butte Music Festival, The Western State Colorado University Symposium on Poetry Criticism, The Robinson Jeffers Association, and Conundrum Press. In addition to consulting for public and nonprofit arts and educational organizations, Mr. Rothman has served...

Corey Cowart San Antonio Symphony Executive Director

San Antonio Symphony Appoints Corey Cowart as Executive Director

17:47 28 November in Executive Placements

San Antonio Symphony has selected Corey Cowart as Executive Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He will begin his tenure on January 1, 2019. With more than a decade of experience in arts administration and institutional advancement, Mr. Cowart most recently served as Executive Director of the Amarillo Symphony. Joining in 2015, he worked with the board on a new strategic plan that expanded audience and donor bases, resulting in increased contributed income, earned revenue, and annual paid attendance. In addition to bringing significant artistic growth, Mr. Cowart established the Happy Holiday Pops concerts, commissioned major works from Amarillo Symphony’s Composer-In-Residence Chris Rogerson, and incorporated a standalone nonprofit K-12 music competition into the organization’s education initiatives. Mr. Cowart began his career at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and later served as Vice President of Development for Minnesota Opera. A Houston native, he holds a bachelor of...

Jacob G. Padrón Artistic Director Long Wharf Theatre

Long Wharf Theatre Names Jacob G. Padrón as Artistic Director

18:30 27 November in Executive Placements

Long Wharf Theatre has selected Jacob G. Padrón as Artistic Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He will begin his tenure on February 1, 2019. Mr. Padrón combines extensive industry experience­—posts at The Public Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival—with a vision for what is possible and what is next. In 2016 he founded The Sol Project, a national theater initiative that showcases Latinx playwrights and artists of color through collaborative partnerships with leading theaters in New York and across the country, most recently with Yale Rep (El Huracán). As its Founder and Artistic Director, The Sol Project cultivated a network of Off-Broadway and regional theaters committed to building a body of work by Latinx writers for the new American theater. Mr. Padrón also recently served on the staff at WarnerMedia (HBO, Warner Bros., and Turner), where he helped lead the company’s philanthropy in...

David Lawrence Cultural Council of Palm Beach County CCPBC

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Appoints David Lawrence As President and CEO

16:40 25 September in Executive Placements

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County (CCPBC) has selected David Lawrence as President and CEO, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He began his tenure on August 20, 2018. For nearly two decades Mr. Lawrence has held various roles at the Arts Council of Indianapolis, serving as president and CEO for the last nine years. In this role, he led a professional staff in the areas of marketing, grants, programs, services, fund development, public art, arts education, and advocacy efforts. With the board, he developed and implemented the organization's strategic plan, citywide cultural tourism planning efforts, and new cultural investment strategies. He has led 46 for XLVI (46 murals painted throughout the city of Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI), Vibrant Corridors (murals painted on the walls of railroad and highway underpasses), and a number of nationally acclaimed, ground-breaking artist fellowship programs. Mr. Lawrence also partnered with...

Lars Hasselblad Torres Artisan's Asylum

Artisan’s Asylum Names Lars Hasselblad Torres As Executive Director

16:46 21 September in Executive Placements

Artisan’s Asylum has selected Lars Hasselblad Torres as Executive Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He began his tenure on August 8, 2018. A lifelong artist, educator, entrepreneur, and public scholar, Mr. Torres has a passion for creating democratic social change through high caliber leadership, effective communication, and restless innovation. He most recently served as President and Founder of Local 64, a creativity sandbox that provides workspace, community, and creative support to Central Vermont’s independent and creative workforce. As Executive Director of The Generator in Burlington, Vermont, Mr. Torres led the organization through a five-fold fundraising and budget increase. He has also served as Director, Office of the Creative Economy for the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, seeking ways to remove barriers to economic growth for independent creatives, startups, and companies. Mr. Torres holds a Bachelor’s degree in international studies from the School for...

Joshua Fraenkel Jam Theatricals

Jam Theatricals Selects Joshua Fraenkel As Senior Marketing Director

14:04 07 September in Executive Placements

Jam Theatricals has selected Joshua Fraenkel as Senior Marketing Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He began his tenure on September 4, 2018. Mr. Fraenkel most recently served as Marketing and Communications Director at International Entertainment Consulting. In this role, he was responsible for the media, advertising, marketing, digital, social, and press planning and strategy for Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones, an 18,000-square-foot exhibit in Chicago. He has also served as Account Manager and Account Supervisor at several entertainment, arts, and culture organizations, including Type A Marketing, 87AM, SpotCo, and AKA NYC. In these various roles, Mr. Fraenkel has overseen the media, press, and marketing plans for live entertainment-based accounts, working directly with internal and external stakeholders to take strategies from planning to execution. Using a holistic approach, he has created multiple successful marketing and media strategies. Mr. Fraenkel holds a bachelor of arts degree...

Overture Center for the Arts Announces Sandra Gajic As President and CEO

Overture Center for the Arts Announces Sandra Gajic As President and CEO

01:47 01 September in Executive Placements

Overture Center for the Arts (Overture) has selected Sandra Gajic as President and CEO, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She began her tenure on August 13, 2018 and succeeds past President and CEO Ted DeDee who retired in May 2018. With nearly 40 years of management experience in the private and public sectors, Ms. Gajic most recently served as Director of Vancouver Civic Theaters. In this role, she was responsible for the development and successful implementation of a new business model for four theaters owned and operated by the City of Vancouver. She also established stronger partnerships with resident companies, doubled revenues, and contained expenses. For 16 years she served as Operations Manager at Canadian Opera Company in Toronto. She has held additional roles as Executive Director of Shumka Dancers in Edmonton, Chief Executive Officer of Edmonton Opera, and General Manager and Interim CEO at Arts Commons...

Monica Jeffries Hazangeles Strathmore

Strathmore Names Monica Jeffries Hazangeles As President and CEO

17:20 23 August in Executive Placements

Strathmore has selected Monica Jeffries Hazangeles as President and CEO, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She will begin her tenure on September 1, 2018. Ms. Hazangeles succeeds Strathmore Founder and CEO Eliot Pfanstiehl, who is stepping down after 37 years leading the North Bethesda culture and arts center. An arts professional for 25 years, Ms. Hazangeles first joined Strathmore in 1994 and became President in 2011. In her roles, she has helped guide the evolution of the organization into a multidisciplinary arts presenter and producer. In addition to securing $110 million in public and private funding to build the Music Center at Strathmore, she has also advanced many of the organization's programs, including the Strathmore Children’s Chorus, an annual dance competition for high school students, the Strathmore Student Concerts, and Bloom, a community arts initiative aimed at raising up local talent and creating a network...

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