Executive Placements

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...

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library NCSML Cecilia Rokusek President and CEO

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Names Cecilia Rokusek as President and CEO

17:50 17 August in Executive Placements

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) has selected Cecilia Rokusek as President and CEO, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She will begin her tenure on September 1, 2018, succeeding Gail Naughton, who has served in the role since 2002. A native Midwesterner, Ms. Rokusek has held top academic and administrative positions at numerous colleges and universities for more than four decades. She currently serves as the Provost and Chief Executive Officer at Larkin University in Miami, Florida. In addition to serving as Florida’s Slovak Honorary Consul for the past 10 years, she has established many academic affiliations with institutions in the Czech and Slovak Republics, in several other European countries, and in South Korea. Prior to her current position, Ms. Rokusek has held various roles at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, Winona State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Governors State...

Karina Bharne Symphony Tacoma Executive Director

Symphony Tacoma Announces Karina Bharne As Executive Director

15:51 15 August in Executive Placements

Symphony Tacoma has selected Karina Bharne as its next Executive Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She will begin her tenure in September 2018. Experienced in all facets of orchestra administration, Ms. Bharne most recently held the role of Interim Executive Director with the San Antonio Symphony, where she successfully stabilized operations during a time of significant organizational change. Her other roles at the San Antonio Symphony have included Vice President/General Manager and Director of Orchestra Personnel. Ms. Bharne’s professional experience also includes leadership roles at various arts organizations throughout the United States and Canada, including the Goh Ballet in Vancouver, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival and School, and the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Ms. Bharne is an active volunteer with Spay Neuter Inject Protect San Antonio, an organization dedicated to helping create a sustainable animal population. A trained musician, she holds...

Gabriella Sanna Director of The Rivers School Conservatory Chair of The Rivers School Performing Arts Department

Gabriella Sanna Named As Director of The Rivers School Conservatory and Chair of The Rivers School Performing Arts Department

22:03 02 August in Executive Placements

The Rivers School and The Rivers School Conservatory (RSC) have selected Gabriella Sanna as Director of the Conservatory and Chair of Rivers’ Performing Arts Department, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). Returning to the Rivers community, Ms. Sanna previously held various roles at RSC, including Chamber Music Department Chair, Registrar, and private piano instructor. She began her new role with Rivers and RSC on August 1, 2018. Deeply committed to music performance and music education, Ms. Sanna has nearly two decades of experience in arts administration. She most recently served as Executive Director at Project STEP, which provides rigorous string training, performance opportunities, and family support for children from underrepresented communities in the Greater Boston area. For six years she held the role of Executive Director  at the Dedham School of Music, where she exponentially increased enrollment and developed an array of outreach and educational programs....

Ray Cullom Tateuchi Center Executive Placement

Tateuchi Center Appoints Ray Cullom As CEO

14:41 16 July in Executive Placements

Tateuchi Center has selected Ray Cullom as CEO, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He will begin his full-time tenure on August 1, 2018. With more than 25 years of experience in the commercial and nonprofit arts industry, Mr. Cullom brings a wealth of knowledge in the development and supervision of arts venue construction and renovation projects. His previous renovation and development projects include the historic Theatre Row complex of five Off-Broadway theaters on 42nd Street in New York City; the Bethesda Theatre in the Washington, DC region; the 650,000-square-foot Zorlu Center for the Performing Arts in Istanbul, Turkey, which is now Europe’s largest multi-stage performing arts complex; and the 2,000-seat SIDC/North Bund Broadway Theater in Shanghai. The nonprofit Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE) has been doing business as Tateuchi Center since receiving a naming gift from the Tateuchi Foundation. In making the announcement, PACE’s Chair of...

Kathleen Jameson James A. Michener Art Museum Michener Jameson

Kathleen V. Jameson Appointed Executive Director of the James A. Michener Art Museum

15:56 11 July in Executive Placements

The James A. Michener Art Museum (the Michener) has selected Dr. Kathleen V. Jameson as Executive Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She will begin her tenure on July 9, 2018. With a career spanning more than 25 years, Dr. Jameson has held leadership positions at or been affiliated with some of the most prestigious institutions in the United States, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; University of Houston; University of Delaware; and Delaware Art Museum. For the past seven years, she has served as President & CEO of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Jameson has authored numerous publications and curated many exhibitions that encompass a wide spectrum of artists, eras, and media. She is a National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program Fellow, member of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), and serves as a peer...

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