Citi Performing Arts Center Elects Six Leaders to Board of Directors, Four to Board of Overseers at 2016 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting highlights FY2016 achievements, inducts new Board members

(Boston, MA) – Citi Performing Arts Center today announced the addition of six new business and nonprofit leaders to its Board of Directors and four to its Board of Overseers. The induction was ratified at the Center’s 2016 Annual Meeting, which was held on the Wang Theatre stage and highlighted the organization’s FY2016 achievements in live performance programming, arts education, venue preservation, and community engagement.

“As we conclude this fiscal year, I’m delighted to report that we are one of the nation’s most vibrant and financially sound performing arts centers,” said Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr., President & CEO of Citi Performing Arts Center. “Looking ahead to our new fiscal year, we are excited about this summer’s City Spotlights Leadership Program – our largest ever – and the diverse performances we have lined up for the fall. We are energized to maintain the momentum of this recent record-breaking year, especially as conversations continue with potential naming rights partners.”

The meeting reelected current Board members (listed here) and welcomed the following to the Board of Directors: Marc Crisafulli, Executive Vice President, Suffolk Construction; Darren Donovan, Office Managing Principal, KPMG; Meg Fofonoff, Producing Artistic Director, Fiddlehead Theatre Company; Charley Polachi, Partner, Polachi & Co.; Jill Shah, Senior Vice President, MINDBODY; and Mark M. Weld, Former Managing Director, Clarion Partners, LLC. The following were elected to the Board of Overseers: Dario Collado, Director of Development, Hispanic Heritage Foundation; Julia Mirak Kew, Vice President, Mirak Properties; Michael Leary, Senior Mortgage Banker, Webster Bank; and Katy O’Neil, Executive Vice President, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

“The Center had a terrific year, and as we continue to expand our mission and work to make Boston a world-class cultural community, it’s critical to have smart, committed, and engaged Board members contribute to our innovative culture,” said Paul Guzzi, Citi Performing Arts Center Board Chair. “I am thrilled to welcome all new members of our Boards of Directors and Overseers who will add diverse skill sets to our existing governance and help us propel the organization forward as a leader in Boston’s cultural community.”

Click here to view a complete Officer & Board list.

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About Citi Performing Arts Center:
Citi Performing Arts Center, which includes the Wang and Shubert Theatres, is one of the nation’s foremost nonprofit performing arts institutions. As New England’s largest cultural venue, it honors all aspects of the performing arts offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, comedy, dance, and Broadway musicals. Its education/public programming initiatives present the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek Boston. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Boston’s historic Theatre District, Citi Performing Arts Center offers a diverse mix of educational workshops and community activities; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations; and, acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community by aggressively helping to make the arts an integral part of the community’s collective, daily experience. For more information, please visit citicenter.org.

PRESS RELEASE Release Date: June 15, 2016
Contacts: Michelle Chapman | Citi Performing Arts Center | 617.532.1210 | Mchapman@citicenter.org