Executive Placements

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...

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,...

East West Players Announces New Artistic Director

13:48 02 August in Executive Placements

East West Players (EWP) has selected Snehal Desai as artistic director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He took over for outgoing Producing Artistic Director Tim Dang beginning on July 1, 2016. Mr. Desai was most recently EWP’s associate artistic director, with directorial credits including A Nice Indian Boy, U.S. v. Bhagat Singh Thind, and The Who's Tommy. At EWP, he also produced the annual EWP Visionary Awards gala, oversaw play submissions as literary manager, managed artistic partnerships with local and regional theaters, and administered the David Henry Hwang Writers Institute, the 2042: See Change National Playwriting Competition, and the New Asian American Musicals initiative. Mr. Desai has directed plays at venues from The Old Globe in San Diego, Boom Arts in Portland, Oregon, and the Old Vic in London and has worked at more than a dozen theaters in New York City. He previously served as resident director of Theater...

The Amistad Center for Art & Culture Names New Executive Director

19:44 22 June in Executive Placements

The Amistad Center for Art & Culture (The Amistad Center) has selected Frank Mitchell as executive director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). Since 2013, Mitchell has held the role of assistant director and curator after serving as the curator-at-large for three years. During his time at The Amistad Center, Mitchell redefined the exhibition program from a collection-based focus on historical timelines to a topical exhibition program that integrates collections material and loans of contemporary art and partnerships with leading artists. Mitchell will begin his tenure as executive director on July 1, 2016. Mitchell began his career as a community programs coordinator at the Studio Museum in Harlem and has curated, organized, and produced exhibitions and programs at The Schomburg Center, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Anacostia Museum, University of St. Joseph Art Gallery, Capital Community College, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Hill-Stead Museum, Hartford...

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