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Arts Council for LB commences search for its executive director

February 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Culture

The Arts Council for Long Beach’s (ACLB) search for a new executive director is underway, and it is anticipated that the position will be filled in early March, according to a press release issued by Bob Maguglin, director of Public Relations for the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau.
“This timing fits well with the organization’s current strategic planning process,” said ACLB President Marco Schindelmann,. “On Feb. 22, the Board of Directors will meet to review and finalize our 18-month planning process. As we begin to implement our exciting vision for the future, we will have our new executive director in place. Visionary leadership will be critical in order to support artists and promote the best of arts and culture, throughout our local communities and the region.”
The search committee is in the process of reviewing applications for the position. In addition to board and staff members, the composition of the committee includes various leaders from artist and non-artist organizations: Michele A. Dobson, Long Beach native, third-term member of ACLB Board of Directors; Mike Donelon, former Long Beach Councilmember, executive director of ASK Foundation; Kathy Fishkin, CPA, CFO Rich Development Enterprises, LLC and treasurer of ACLB; Gigi Fusco Meese, Long Beach resident, first-term member at large, ACLB, former executive director/producer of the Long Beach Playhouse, and current executive director of the Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation; Michele Roberge, executive director, Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Cal State University Long Beach; Andrew Vonderschmitt, executive and producing artistic director, Long Beach Playhouse; Kylee Yocky, director of Arts Learning, ACLB; and Marco Schindelmann, artist professor, University of Redlands, and ACLB president.

Source: LB Convention & Visitors Bureau

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