Executive Placements

Samuel Scott Executive Director BMFI Bryn Mawr Film Institute Executive Search Arts Consulting Group

Bryn Mawr Film Institute Announces Samuel Scott as Executive Director

14:40 25 May in Executive Placements

Bryn Mawr Film Institute (BMFI) has selected Samuel Scott as Executive Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He will begin his tenure on June 15, 2017. Succeeding BMFI Founder and Executive Director Juliet Goodfriend, Mr. Scott has served as the organization’s Chair of the Board of Directors for the past seven years. During his 12-year tenure on the board, he has helped BMFI increase members, raised more than $10 million, and assisted in the building and renovation of multiple theaters. Mr. Scott previously held the role of President and CEO of The Johnson-March Corporation, a diversified manufacturing and consumer products company. His formal activities in the film industry began with his studies and work with the late James Card, founder and former curator of the world-renowned motion picture archive of the George Eastman House (now The Eastman Museum) in Rochester, New York. Mr. Scott serves...

Handel + Haydn Society Sally Bradford Vice President of Marketing and Communications Executive Search Arts Consulting Group

Handel + Haydn Society Names Sally Bradford as Vice President of Marketing and Communications

19:43 23 May in Executive Placements

The Handel + Haydn Society has selected Sally Bradford as Vice President of Marketing and Communications, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She will begin her tenure on June 5, 2017. Ms. Bradford joins the Handel + Haydn Society after spending the past five years as Marketing Communications Manager at Hemenway & Barnes in Boston. During her tenure, she oversaw all marketing efforts, including annual planning, budgeting, messaging, and project management. She also worked with management committee and practice group chairs to outline strategic marketing priorities and organized special events, ranging from a gala for hundreds to luncheon seminars with marquee speakers. While at Hemenway & Barnes, Ms. Bradford also helped institute and manage a thought leadership public relations campaign, which received coverage in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Forbes. Prior to joining Hemenway & Barnes, Ms. Bradford served as Principal at Bradford...

Mari Riddle Grand Performances Executive Director Executive Search Arts Consulting Group

Grand Performances Appoints Mari Riddle as Executive Director

19:40 23 May in Executive Placements

Grand Performances has selected Mari Riddle as Executive Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She began her tenure on May 22, 2017, replacing Michael Alexander, who will retire after nearly 30 years of service. Ms. Riddle has more than 25 years of executive management experience at nonprofit performing arts and social service organizations. Most recently serving as Program Director at Community Partners in Los Angeles, she was responsible for developing new business and overseeing a portfolio of projects and programs. Prior to joining Community Partners, Ms. Riddle held the President and CEO position at Centro Latino for Literacy as well as Executive Director roles at The Friends of the Levitt Pavilion–Macarthur Park, Telacu Community Capital, and Coalition for Women’s Economic Development. Over the course of her career, Ms. Riddle has developed and implemented new programs, launched special initiatives and events, and cultivated board and staff....

Jacksonville Symphony JoLynne Jensen Vice President & Chief Development Officer Executive Search Arts Consulting Group

Jacksonville Symphony Announces JoLynne Jensen as Vice President & Chief Development Officer

19:33 23 May in Executive Placements

Jacksonville Symphony has selected JoLynne Jensen as Vice President & Chief Development Officer, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She began her tenure on April 28, 2017, leading the fund development department and spearheading the Vision 2020 campaign, a $50 million campaign that will ensure Jacksonville Symphony’s artistic excellence, financial stability, and community engagement. Since 2009, Ms. Jensen has worked as a consultant guiding nonprofit organizations in their capital campaigns, infrastructure, board development, governance, strategic planning, and comprehensive fundraising plans. Prior to her consulting work, she served as Executive Director of The Advisory Board of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas. During her tenure, she successfully planned and implemented a $32 million capital campaign to renovate and rebuild the Arts Magnet High School and fund student and faculty programs. For 15 years, Ms. Jensen held several roles at...

Susan Lape Executive Director Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Executive Search Executive Placement Arts Consulting Group

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Selects Susan Lape as Executive Director

16:37 01 May in Executive Placements

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) has selected Susan Lape as Executive Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). Succeeding former Executive Director Joshua Simonds, her appointment comes as CYSO celebrates its 70th anniversary this season. She began her tenure on March 1, 2017. Ms. Lape most recently served as Executive Director of the Lake Forest Symphony, the only fully professional orchestra in Lake County, Illinois. Since 2012, she has overseen the organization’s masterworks, salon, family, and educational concerts and was responsible for all development, civic engagement, and educational outreach initiatives. During her tenure, Lake Forest Symphony and WFMT Radio Network produced “The Search,” an audio documentary that detailed the symphony’s international search for a new Music Director. Ms. Lape’s career in arts management also includes positions at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Opera, and Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts. She was named Executive Director...

Debbie Racca-Sittri Director of the Department of Arts & Culture City of San Antonio Executive Search Executive Placement Arts Consulting Group

City of San Antonio Names Debbie Racca-Sittre as Director of the Department of Arts & Culture

16:27 01 May in Executive Placements

The City of San Antonio has selected Debbie Racca-Sittre as Director of the Department of Arts & Culture, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She began her tenure in February 2017. Ms. Racca-Sittre has 16 years of experience with the City of San Antonio, most recently serving as Interim Director of the Department for Arts & Culture since April 2016. In addition to overseeing the department’s day-to-day operations, she also planned and executed strategic initiatives throughout the department’s four main divisions: San Antonio Film commission, Arts Funding Leadership, Cultural Events and Exhibitions, and Public Art San Antonio. During her tenure, she led the $6 million City of San Antonio Art Funding Process and developed a strategic plan for the San Antonio Film Commission. Ms. Racca-Sittre is currently leading a planning effort for the future of Centro de Artes and is exploring the establishment of a music...

Richard L. Schultz Cultural Arts Manager City of Carlsbad Executive Search Executive Placement Arts Consulting Group

City of Carlsbad Appoints Richard L. Schultz as Cultural Arts Manager

16:17 01 May in Executive Placements

The City of Carlsbad Library & Cultural Arts Department has selected Richard L. Schultz as Cultural Arts Manager, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He began his tenure on February 1, 2017. Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Schultz has served as an arts administrator, stage director, and playwright. Prior to joining the City of Carlsbad Library & Cultural Arts Department, he co-founded and served as the Director of Arts for the Arizona Conservatory for Arts & Academics, a performing arts charter school for grades 6 through 12. He also worked at the Maricopa Community College District from 2005 to 2008 and again in 2011. During his tenure, his responsibilities included managing the Center for the Performing Arts at Paradise Valley Community College and the Downtown Phoenix campus for Rio Salado College. As a theater professional, Mr. Schultz’s directing credits included productions at the Herberger Theatre...

David Kilpatrick Des Moines Community Playhouse DMCP Executive Director Executive Placement Arts Consulting Group

Des Moines Community Playhouse Selects David Kilpatrick as Executive Director

18:40 17 April in Executive Placements

Des Moines Community Playhouse has selected David Kilpatrick as Executive Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He will begin his tenure on May 15, 2017. Mr. Kilpatrick has served as the Executive Director of La Crosse Community Theatre since 2010 and Weber Center for the Performing Arts since 2012, both in La Crosse, Wisconsin. While at La Crosse Community Theatre, he oversaw day-to-day operations, led the company through a transition into a new facility, expanded staff, and increased the number of annual productions by 50 percent. As Executive Director of the Weber Center for the Performing Arts, which houses the La Crosse Community Theatre and Viterbo University theater and arts programs, he was responsible for all operations, including rentals, staffing, and scheduling. These institutions have a combined budget of $1.3 million. He also recently completed an $8.4 million capital campaign. Prior to moving to Wisconsin, Mr....

Theresa Colvin Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation MAAF Executive Director Executive Placement Arts Consulting Group

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Names Theresa Colvin as Executive Director

18:33 17 April in Executive Placements

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) has selected Theresa Colvin as Executive Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She will begin her tenure on May 1, 2017. For the past 16 years, Ms. Colvin served as Executive Director at Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), first joining the organization as the Program Director for Community Arts Development and Music before being appointed as Executive Director in 2001. Under her leadership, MSAC greatly expanded its flagship programs and spearheaded several new initiatives, including the Maryland Public Art program, the Maryland Traditions program, the Maryland Presenting and Touring program, and a statewide Arts & Entertainment District program. Several of these programs received awards for their support of the arts, including from the American Planning Association, the Maryland Office of Planning, and the Maryland Historical Trust. Prior to her tenure at MSAC, Ms. Colvin was the Deputy Director and Acting...

Lourdes Ramos Museum of Latin American Art MOLAA President and CEO Executive Placement Arts Consulting Group

Museum of Latin American Art Appoints Dr. Lourdes Ramos as President and CEO

18:30 17 April in Executive Placements

The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) has selected Lourdes Ramos, PhD as President and CEO, following an international executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). Beginning her tenure on May 1, 2017, she will be the first Latina to hold this position in the museum’s 20-year history. A native of Puerto Rico, Dr. Ramos has led the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico in San Juan, one of the largest and most prominent Latin American cultural institutions. As Executive Director and Chief Curator for the past 12 years, she managed both the museum’s financials and curatorial program, helping organize exhibitions, including shows devoted to Puerto Rican impressionist Francisco Oller and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Prior to her tenure at the Museo de Arte, she was the Director of the San Juan City Museum and the National Collection of Puerto Rico at the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture. She holds a...

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