Apr 01, 2012

Leadership Development Institute Welcomes 14 National Arts Professionals

NYU Wagner’s Research Center for Leadership in Action and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters have announced the 14 participants selected for the prestigious 2012 Leadership Development Institute from a national pool of competitive applicants. LDI meets throughout the year for a comprehensive exploration of the topic Know and Connect with Community. The 2012 class will present its findings at APAP|NYC 2013, January 11-15, 2013, and through a white paper.

LDI serves mid-career professionals who aspire to leadership positions and who seek to shape and sustain the future of the performing arts presenting field. Participants will deepen their leadership capacity and strengthen relationships among the communities within which they work through research and detailed explorations addressing this year’s topic of community engagement.

LDI participants will meet five times this year in Collaborative Inquiry sessions to examine the chosen topic in collaborative research and action-based activities. Each session will be co-facilitated by RCLA Executive Director Bethany Godsoe and RCLA Fellow Theresa Holden, the co-director of Holden and Arts Associates.

Participants of the 2012 Leadership Development Institute:

  • Bobby Asher, associate director of artistic initiatives, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD
  • Brad Carlin, managing director, Fusebox Festival, Austin, TX
  • Rachel DeGuzman, director of advancement and external relations, Rochester City Ballet, Rochester, NY
  • Shirley Elliott, program director, Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust, Tulsa, OK
  • Sharon Fantl, events manager, Redfern Arts Center, Keene, NH
  • Emily Harney, director of community engagement and marketing, MAPP International Productions, New York, NY
  • Brooke Horejsi, deputy director, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Fine Arts Programming, St. Joseph, MN
  • Rebekah Lengel, managing producer, Miami Light Project, Miami, FL
  • Mollie McFarland, development manager, AXIS Dance Company, Oakland, CA 
  • Judy Oliver, audience services manager, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia, WA
  • Andre Perry, executive director, The Englert Theatre, Iowa City, IA
  • Mary Roeder, residency coordinator, University Musical Society, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Liza Sacheli-Lloyd, director, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
  • Elizabeth Snodgrass, manager of community programs, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

The APAP Leadership Development Institute is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Express Foundation. 

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