Wednesday, January 17, 2018
PRESS RELEASE – for immediate release
January 17, 2018 – SIMSBURY, CT
The Board of Directors of the Simsbury Performing Arts Center, Inc. is delighted to welcome Melissa DiNunno (Missy) as its first Executive Director. She will be managing the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center as we implement our newly adopted Strategic Plan. Our objective is to enhance the quality of life in Simsbury and the surrounding area through the performing arts.
Ms. DiNunno has an extensive background in performing arts management. She most recently has been Director of Operations at New Haven’s Shubert Theater. Missy managed all front of house operations including security, concessions, volunteers, and building maintenance. She also oversaw backstage production and negotiated all vendor contracts. Prior to joining the Shubert, Ms. DiNunno spent fourteen years working at The Bushnell in Hartford, where she provided oversight and direction for all front of house operation as well as coordination of volunteers. This included full/part time paid staff and The Bushnell and Hartford Symphony volunteer programs. Missy will get a chance to work with many of the same volunteers at our Talcott Mountain Music Festival this summer.
Ms. DiNunno was selected from more than 100 applicants for the position. Her experience, enthusiasm, attention to detail and love of the arts placed her above the rest.
Dave Ryan, President of the Board, said, “We are proud and happy to have Ms. DiNunno joining us for the 2018 season and beyond. We’ve had some great performances at Simsbury’s Performing Arts Center, but in our surveys of town residents we have consistently been asked to schedule more small events. With Missy’s help, the support of the community, and lots of work, we are confident we can make this the leading outdoor performance space in the area.”
Please join us in welcoming Missy.
Jeff Dornenburg, Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center board member
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Or Missy DiNunno, Executive Director