LexArts schedules public meeting on CEO search

LexArts will host a public discussion at 6 p.m. June 23 at ArtsPlace to discuss the search for a new president and CEO of the united arts fund.

Current president and CEO Jim Clark announced late last year that he would be stepping down from the post effective June 30. A search committee has been formed and the firm Management Consultants for the Arts has been retained to conduct the search, and the firm determined that a public forum should be held.

Lexington poet Bianca Spriggs will moderate the forum, which is opened to all interested parties. Spriggs is a member of the committee, along with chair J. David Smith, Jr., Virginia Underwood, John Long, Georgia Henkel, Stephanie Hong, Lori Houlihan, Allison Kaiser of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra and Larry Snipes of Lexington Children’s Theatre.

A question the committee is aiming to answer is what role the new LexArts chief will play. The panel at the forum will be Smith, also Chair of LexArts’ Grants Committee; Kaiser and John Long, Chairman of the LexArts board.

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