BETHLEHEM, Pa.— ArtsQuest is pleased to announce new and returning members to the Board of Trustees, ArtsQuest Foundation, ArtsQuest Performing & Visual Arts Boards and Friends of Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks for 2022. As a nonprofit organization, ArtsQuest is led by volunteers who serve in a variety of capacities on the Boards and Committees that support the organization’s mission.
This board is responsible for the overall governance of the nonprofit community arts organization.
Vicki Doule’ has been reelected for her third one-year term as Chair on the ArtsQuest Board of Trustees. Doule’, Sr. Vice President of BSI Corporate Benefits LLC., has been a member of ArtsQuest’s volunteer leadership for the past eight years, serving as a Board of Trustees member since 2014. Doule’ was appointed Governance Committee Chair in 2018 and served on the ArtsQuest Food Service Committee when selecting a new culinary partner for service at SteelStacks that same year.
Additional elected and reelected ArtsQuest Board of Trustees officers include:
- Vice Chair: Orville Trout, Vice President of Human Resources, Corporate Affairs and Administration at Crayola
- Secretary: Myrna Rivera, Retired Director of Corporate Benefits & Compensation at B. Braun Medical
- Treasurer: Joseph Bergstein, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of PPL Corporation
The ArtsQuest Foundation is responsible for the strategic plan and goals for the ArtsQuest endowment fund and assisting in the long-term sustainability of the nonprofit community arts organization.
The ArtsQuest Foundation is pleased to announce that Thomas Riddle, Founder & Chairman of Valley National Financial Advisors, has been reelected chair of the Foundation. Riddle, a resident of Bethlehem, has been reelected for his fourth one-year term.
Additional elected and reelected ArtsQuest Foundation officers include:
- Vice Chair: Michael Perrucci, Managing Partner for Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt, Tipton & Taylor
- Secretary: Jason Cort, President & Founding Partner of Quadrant Private Wealth
- Treasurer: Joe Pietrantonio, Retired Vice President of Environmental, Health, Safety & Quality for Air Products
ArtsQuest’s Performing Arts Board is responsible for assisting in the development and evaluation of diverse performing arts programs including music, dance, film, theatre, comedy and multi-disciplinary programs. The Visual Arts Board is responsible for assisting the development and evaluation of diverse visual arts programs in both tangible and non-tangible mediums including but not limited to glass, ceramics and photography. This board also oversees public art on all the nonprofit’s properties and outreach of public art programs, visual arts education and exhibits in any gallery or exhibit space operated by ArtsQuest.
ArtsQuest is pleased to announce Richard Liu, Associate Director, Global Marketing for Merck & Co., has been elected Chair of the Performing Arts Board, with Deborah Sacarakis, Retired Artistic Director of Zoellner Arts Center, newly elected Vice Chair.
Todd Chambers, Partner/Architect with MKSD Architects, has been reelected Chair of the ArtsQuest Visual Arts Board and Dr. Lee Riley, Network Chairman of Oncology and Director of Surgical Research-Bethlehem Campus at St. Luke’s University Health network, has been reelected the board’s Vice Chair.
The Friends of the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks is responsible for the overall governance and programing direction of the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks.
Friends of Levitt Pavilion is pleased to announce Mario Galante, retired Quakertown Community High School Principal has been reelected as Chair.
Additional reelected officers include:
- Vice Chair: Erin Zebertavage, Manager SouthSide Arts District
- Treasurer: Philip Gauffreau, Principal at Colliers Engineering & Design
- Secretary: Daniel Miller, Retired Unit Manager for Mack Trucks Inc.
For more information on ArtsQuest and its volunteer leadership, please visit ArtsQuest.org.
ArtsQuest’s mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities. ArtsQuest™ supports this mission via the presentation of performing and visual arts, film, arts education classes and outreach, youth programming and cultural events.
Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, approximately 50 percent of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region. ArtsQuest is a proud member of NIVA, the National Independent Venue Association and NATO, the National Association of Theatre Owners.
Information provided to TVL by:
ArtsQuest Director of Communications