LexArts names chief operating officer
LexArts has named Tania Blanich its new chief operating officer. Blanich comes to Lexington’s arts umbrella organization with extensive experience in media, serving as director of the Program for Media Artists, which supports film and new media projects, and associate director of National Video Resources, a New York-based foundation that helps disseminate independent media.
LexArts president and CEO Jim Clark said in a news release that developing media initiatives for LexArts will be part of her job description. Her primary responsibilities will be overseeing LexArts’ financial and organization operations.
“It is truly exciting to join LexArts and work with Jim to devise programs and strategic partnerships that support and share the vibrancy of the Lexington arts community,” Blanich said in the release.
Blanich is a North Dakota native who earned her bachelors from the University of Michigan and masters from New York University. She has worked in not-for-profit management for more than 25 years.
One Response to “LexArts names chief operating officer”
Did someone hold this position before? And if they didn’t, why does LexArts need this postion now? And with a Chief Operating Officer, what precisely does the CEO do? Hmmm, one wonders if some Arts groups lost their allocation to help pay for LexArts’ expansion? But it beggars the question why do they need to expand, when they cut back on what they’re supposed to be doing — FUNDING THE ARTS!
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