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BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania— ArtsQuest is pleased to announce new and returning members of the Board of Trustees, ArtsQuest Foundation, ArtsQuest Performing & Visual Arts Councils, and Friends of Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks for 2022. As a non-profit organization , ArtsQuest is run by volunteers who serve in various capacities on boards and committees that support the mission of the organization.

ArtsQuest Board of Directors

This board is responsible for the overall governance of the not-for-profit community arts organization.

Vicki Doule’ has been re-elected for her third one-year term as Chair of the Board of ArtsQuest. Doule’, Senior Vice President of BSI Corporate Benefits LLC., has been a volunteer executive member of ArtsQuest for eight years and a member of the Board of Directors since 2014. Doule’ was appointed Chair of the Governance Committee in 2018 and has served on the ArtsQuest Food Service Committee when selecting a new culinary partner for service at SteelStacks that same year.

Other elected and re-elected directors of the ArtsQuest Board include:

  • Vice President: Orville Trout, Vice President of Human Resources, Corporate Affairs and Administration at Crayola
  • Secretary: Myrna Rivera, Retired Director of Benefits and Compensation at B. Braun Medical
  • Treasurer: Joseph Bergstein, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PPL Corporation

ArtsQuest Foundation

The ArtsQuest Foundation is responsible for the strategic plan and objectives of the ArtsQuest Endowment Fund and contributes to the long-term viability of the non-profit community arts organization.

The ArtsQuest Foundation is pleased to announce that Thomas Riddle, Founder and Chairman of Valley National Financial Advisors, has been re-elected Chairman of the Foundation. Riddle, a resident of Bethlehem, was re-elected for his fourth one-year term.

Other elected and re-elected officers of the ArtsQuest Foundation include:

  • Vice-Chairman: Michael Perrucci, Managing Partner of Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt, Tipton & Taylor
  • Secretary: Jason Cort, President and Founding Partner of Quadrant Private Wealth
  • Treasurer: Joe Pietrantonio, Retired Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety and Quality for Air Products

ArtsQuest Tips for Performing and Visual Arts

ArtsQuest’s Performing Arts Council is responsible for assisting in the development and evaluation of various performing arts programs, including music, dance, film, drama, comedy and multidisciplinary programs. The Visual Arts Council is responsible for assisting in the development and evaluation of various visual arts programs in tangible and non-tangible media, including but not limited to glass, ceramics and photography . This council also oversees public art on all properties of the nonprofit organization and the delivery of public art programs, visual arts education, and exhibitions in any gallery or exhibition space operated by ArtsQuest. .

ArtsQuest is pleased to announce that Richard Liu, Associate Director of Global Marketing for Merck & Co., has been elected Chair of the Performing Arts Council, along with newly elected Zoellner Arts Center Retired Artistic Director Deborah Sacarakis. vice-president.

Todd Chambers, partner/architect at MKSD Architects, was re-elected chair of ArtsQuest’s Visual Arts Council and Dr. Lee Riley, chair of the Oncology Network and Director of the Health Network’s Surgical-Bethlehem Research Campus. St. Luke’s University, was re-elected Vice-Chair of the Board.

Friends of Levitt Pavilion

The Friends of Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks are responsible for the overall governance and programmatic direction of Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks.

The Friends of Levitt Pavilion are pleased to announce that Mario Galante, retired Principal of Quakertown Community High School, has been re-elected President.

Other re-elected officers include:

  • Vice-Chair: Erin Zebertavage, SouthSide Arts District Manager
  • Treasurer: Philip Gauffreau, director at Colliers Engineering & Design
  • Secretary: Daniel Miller, retired unit manager for Mack Trucks Inc.

For more information about ArtsQuest and its volunteer leadership, please visit ArtsQuest.org.
About ArtsQuest

ArtsQuest’s has a mission to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences by using arts and culture as key elements in the economic development of our urban communities. ArtsQuest™ supports this mission through the presentation of performing and visual arts, films, arts education and outreach classes, youth programs, and cultural events.

Through festivals like its flagship event, Music Festival; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center in SteelStacks campus of arts and culture, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people each year. The organization’s programs and events, approximately 50% of which are free, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million per year in the region. ArtsQuest is a proud member of NIVA, the National Association of Independent Places and NATO, the National Theater Association Owners.

Information provided to TVL by:
Nicole Harell
Communications Director of ArtsQuest