Dinkins’s selection concludes a national search led by a 10-member committee composed of ART trustees, advisors, and staff, co-led by Andrew Ory, board chair and co-chair of the Executive Director search committee, and Lori E. Gross, associate provost for arts and culture at Harvard University, along with Al Heartley and his team at ALJP Consulting.
Francesca Gabourel will succeed Julie Saltzman Kellner, who left in June after 11 years, as its fifth managing director, the Berkeley company and its board of directors announced last week. Gabourel, who officially started the role March 7, was chosen after a four-month-long search by a committee of Aurora board members in partnership with the Chicago arts consulting firm ALJP Consulting.
OSF engaged ALJP Consulting, which centers equity, diversity, and inclusion in its work, to lead the search for the new Director of Marketing and Communications. Of Burgos's appointment, Jocelyn Prince of ALJP said, "Laura Burgos represents the future for performing arts organizations in the United States.
Sandys announced his intention to leave the artistic director’s post back in mid-December of 2020 (he remains a member of the ensemble), and the company hired ALJP Consulting to help find his replacement. Lyons, who hasn’t directed at Remy Bumppo in the past, found that the “brilliantly structured process” leading to her hiring meant that everyone’s voices were heard.