GCT Announces Changes in Leadership

Germantown Community Theatre announces some exciting changes in leadership.  Following her most successful year financially that saw attendance increase 20.6% and bolstered by additional grants from the City of Germantown, the theatre is capitalizing on the opportunity to put a gifted and talented thespian in the front office.  Dr. James “Bo” Adams, president of the board of directors, states “With my support and (current Executive Director) Eric Newsome’s recommendation, the board has voted to bring Brian Everson into the role of Executive Director.  Brian has been a very important figure on the Board for the last couple of years, and is uniquely positioned to continue on the path Eric has forged.”
Brian has an extensive business background in banking, operations management, human resources, and hospitality design. Brian is also a GCT veteran having been in nine productions as an actor, most recently as Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace and as a co-director with his wife, Rachael for three productions.  Brian also served as 1st Vice President on the board of directors for the past two years. He states, “Eric was given a difficult task and succeeded beyond the board’s wildest imagination this past year. It is my goal to ensure the theatre continues on the fiscal track he set over the past twelve months.  We owe Eric, our donors, and the City of Germantown a huge thank you for their support.  I look forward to leading the theatre towards its 50th season and beyond.  I truly love this beautiful space at the corner of Poplar and Forest Hill-Irene, and I am committed to entertain, educate, engage, and enrich the citizens of Germantown and surrounding areas in the coming years.”
Eric Newsome confirms, “Brian and I will be working together daily for the remainder of the month to ensure a smooth transition.  It is my honor to join the Board of Directors as First Vice President, and begin my 3-year term in September.  In this new capacity, I plan to serve and guide the theatre as we set our sights on Season 50 and beyond.  This is really a win-win scenario all the way around.”
In addition to changes in the front office, the Board is excited to announce five new Directors have joined the Board.  Paul Scott, Julie Scarpace, Frank Adams, Laurie Whitney, and Donna Newman will begin their tenure in September.  States Newsome, “The health of any arts organization is so dependent on Board leadership, and these new dynamic leaders stepping up for service is a testament to the vision and confidence in GCT to bring quality programming to the community for years to come.”
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