ArtsQuest Announces the Hiring of Timothy McNair, CPA as its New Chief Financial Officer

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Bethlehem, Lehigh Valley, PA – April 1, 2024 – ArtsQuest has hired Timothy McNair, CPA as the organization’s first Chief Financial Officer. Mr. McNair brings a wealth of financial knowledge and experience to the non-profit organization.

Prior to joining ArtsQuest, Mr. McNair most recently held financial and business leadership roles with B&B Custom Pools Inc., BRD Noise & Vibration Control and C.F. Martin & Co. He also served as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Lehigh University. He earned his CPA at Price Waterhouse in Philadelphia and returned home to the Lehigh Valley as a financial analyst at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

“I am thrilled to be part of the ArtsQuest team. ArtsQuest has been dedicated to economic transformation of the region through the arts and cultural events,” said Timothy McNair, Chief Financial Officer. “Having attended many events with my family, I appreciate the dedication of this team to providing diverse learning and sharing opportunities through so many artistic and creative experiences.”

Mr. McNair received his BA in Accounting from Franklin & Marshall College and his MBA in Finance from Lehigh University College of Business. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Bear Creek Camp and Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. He is a former Board Trustee & Treasurer from The Baum School of Art as well as a Minsi Trails Council Finance Committee Member.

“We are so excited to have Timothy McNair join our organization,” said Kassie Hilgert, President & CEO of ArtsQuest. “Tim will be a great addition to our team and he will be a tremendous resource in helping us achieve sustainable and responsible growth for our organization and ultimately for the communities in which we serve.”

About ArtsQuest 

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, over 50% of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region.

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Amber Kalnas