Executive Placements

Beth MacNeil Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center Vice President of Development Arts Consulting Group Executive Search ACG

Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center Announces Vice President of Development

15:38 31 January in Executive Placements

Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center has selected Beth MacNeill as Vice President of Development, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She began her tenure on January 3, 2017. Ms. MacNeill has two decades of experience in nonprofit development fundraising, with a focus on social justice and urban youth development. She has held leadership positions in development at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, Brandeis University, Tufts Medical Center, and Best Buddies of Massachusetts. Ms. MacNeill has grown development programs from the ground up, including work in major gifts, special events, annual fund, and corporate and foundation relations. She has also personally raised funds for several organizations, including the Leukemia Societies Team-in-Training Marathon Program, Bridge Over Troubled Waters Marathon Program, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, and Norwell Parent Teacher Association. Ms. MacNeill received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami with a...

Daniel Ordower Pilobolus General Manager and Chief Financial Officer Executive Search Arts Consulting Group ACG

Pilobolus Names General Manager and Chief Financial Officer

15:14 31 January in Executive Placements

Pilobolus has selected Daniel Ordower as General Manager and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). An entrepreneur, award-winning lighting designer, and attorney in private practice in New York, Mr. Ordower brings a unique blend of strategic, creative, and financial expertise to this newly created position. He began his tenure on October 17, 2016. Mr. Ordower brings more than 20 years of business and creative experience to his work. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Guild, a multi-million-dollar experiential marketing agency with a custom manufacturing division. During his tenure, he created and implemented all operational systems and guided the organization through a three-year period of rapid growth that doubled revenue. Prior to joining Guild, he owned and operated The Ordower Group, an award-winning lighting design and technical management firm working in opera, theater, industrial, and event markets...

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts Names New Executive Director

16:42 15 November in Executive Placements

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts (MCPA) has selected Heather Clow as Executive Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She will begin her tenure on January 3, 2017. Ms. Clow has been part of the leadership team of the Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon, New Hampshire for the past 15 years. She first joined the Opera House as Box Office Manager, was later promoted to Associate Director, and became the organization’s Executive Director in 2008. Ms. Clow is a past president of Arts Presenters of Northern New England and has served on the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Touring Roster Evaluation Committee and the Vermont Arts Council’s Project Grant Review Panel. In addition to her arts administration experience, she has an extensive community theater background. Ms. Clow directed several summer community-wide musicals and was the founding artistic director of the Covered Bridge Players,...

Seattle International Film Festival Appoints New Executive Director

16:23 15 November in Executive Placements

Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) has selected Sarah Wilke as Executive Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She began a two-month transition into the role in late October. Most recently, Ms. Wilke held the position of Managing Director at On the Boards, a contemporary performing arts organization based in Seattle. Throughout her 12-year tenure, she was responsible for the organization’s day-to-day operations and long-term strategic management. The organization received numerous awards, including a 2015 Fractured Atlas Arts Innovation Award for OntheBoards.tv, a 2013 William Dawson Award from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters for Programmatic Excellence and Sustained Achievement in Programming, a 2011 Mayor’s Arts Award, and a 2006 Stranger Genius Award for Outstanding Arts Organization. Prior to joining On the Boards, Ms. Wilke was Managing Director at Consolidated Works: A Contemporary Arts Center in Seattle, Associate Curator at Tacoma Art Museum, and Public Information Specialist...

AVA Gallery and Art Center Executive Search Trip Anderson Executive Director

AVA Gallery and Art Center Appoints Executive Director

17:06 20 October in Executive Placements

AVA Gallery and Art Center (AVA) has selected Paul N. Anderson III, commonly known as Trip Anderson, as Executive Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He will begin his tenure on November 1, 2016. He will lead the organization following current Executive Director Bente Torjusen’s retirement after 30 years of service. A trained artisan, art historian, and preservation architect, Mr. Anderson served as Grants Officer at the Worcester Art Museum for the past five years. During this time, he developed a highly successful grants program, served as the museum’s team leader in the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s UP initiative, and collaborated with the City of Worcester in leading the effort to attain the Commonwealth’s designation for Worcester’s Salisbury Cultural District. For the past 15 years Mr. Anderson has been very active in Eastman Community Association (ECA) volunteer governance. He has also served as Interim Clerk on...

The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience Executive Search Mark Tullos President and CEO

RiverRun International Film Festival Names New Executive Director

17:04 20 October in Executive Placements

RiverRun International Film Festival (RiverRun) has selected Rob Davis as Executive Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He began his tenure on August 29, 2016. Most recently, Mr. Davis held the position of Chief Development Officer at American Public Media's Classical South Florida (CSF) network of public radio stations. He previously served the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival in various capacities, including Interim Executive Director. As the Director of the DeSantis Center for Motion Picture Industry Studies at Florida Atlantic University, Mr. Davis developed and taught motion picture industry studies at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has published many articles and several book chapters on film topics and served as a panelist and speaker at film conferences in the United States and abroad, including New York University’s Alfred Hitchcock Centennial Conference and the American Cinema and Everyday Life Conference hosted by the University of London....

The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience Executive Search Mark Tullos President and CEO

Seattle Repertory Theatre Announces Associate Director of Development – Individual Giving

16:59 20 October in Executive Placements

Seattle Repertory Theatre has selected Sean Place as Associate Director of Development – Individual Giving, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). Mr. Place began his tenure on July 18, 2016. Mr. Place is a nonprofit professional with nine years of experience leading fundraising and volunteer teams. As an expert in individual giving, nonprofit operations, corporate stewardship, and project management, he has managed annual budgets of more than $2.5 million and raised more than $7 million over the course of his career. Most recently, Mr. Place served as the Deputy Director at Financial Beginnings in Portland, Oregon. During his tenure, he developed strategic plans and increased volunteer retention and involvement by improving the training program and corporate partner onboarding process. He also expanded individual giving through direct mail, e-mail marketing, and social media. Earlier in his career, he held positions as Citizen Outreach Director and Northwest Regional...

The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience Executive Search Mark Tullos President and CEO

The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience Names President and CEO

17:54 15 September in Executive Placements

The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience (THE MAX) has selected Mark Tullos as President and CEO, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He will lead all operations at THE MAX, a new world-class museum slated to open in early 2018 in Meridian, Mississippi. THE MAX will celebrate Mississippi artists and legendary entertainers and their contributions to the world. Mr. Tullos has more than 30 years of experience as a museum executive, previously serving as Assistant Secretary for the Louisiana Office of State Museums in the Department of Culture and Tourism, as the Executive Director for museums in Texas and Florida, and as founding Director of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art. He has served as a member of the advisory board for the Museum Loan Network at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the honors committee of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), a panelist for the...

The Lensic Performing Arts Center Executive Search Joel Aalberts Executive Director

The Lensic Performing Arts Center Appoints Executive Director

17:54 15 September in Executive Placements

The Lensic Performing Arts Center (The Lensic) has selected Joel Aalberts as Executive Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). Only the second Executive Director in The Lensic's history, Aalberts began his tenure on September 6, 2016. Mr. Aalberts brings more than 22 years of experience at performing arts centers across the country to The Lensic. Most recently serving as the Executive Director of the Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) Center for the Arts in Richmond, Kentucky, he programmed a 45-show annual performance series, launched new community outreach and youth programs, and substantially increased membership numbers, operational efficiency, and revenues. In 2015 Mr. Aalberts was awarded the commission of Kentucky Colonel, the highest title of honor bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky, recognizing individuals for their service and accomplishments on behalf of others. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Aalberts was the Director of the Bloomington Center for...

Heartland Film Executive Search Craig Prater President

Heartland Film Announces New President

17:54 15 September in Executive Placements

Heartland Film has selected Craig Prater as President, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He began his tenure on August 15, 2016. Most recently, Mr. Prater served as Executive Vice President, Strategic Partnerships for the San Diego International Film Festival and Director of the San Diego Jewish Film Festival. He began his international film festival career as Executive Director of the Palm Springs International Film Festival where he cofounded the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films and the Film Noir Festival. He was later recruited by the Royal Thai government to lead their new Bangkok International Film Festival as Executive Director. Mr. Prater also founded the Festival of Festivals and served as the Director/Producer of the Latino Film Festivals for the National Hispanic American Educational Foundation in Indio, California and Tampa, Florida. In making the announcement, Heartland Film Board Chair Gary D. Cohen said, “The board...

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