MIDLAND, Mich., Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Midland Center for the Arts Board Chairman Bill Collins announces that Terri Trotter has accepted the position of President and CEO of Midland Center for the Arts, effective January 1, 2016. Ms. Trotter replaces Michael D. Hayes, who in April announced his intention to retire, having served as President and CEO since October 2010.
"Terri brings over 20 years of extensive experience in managing, marketing, operating, and fundraising for arts venues," remarked Board Chair Bill Collins. "She served on executive teams that guided significant growth at her prior organizations. Plus, she is a passionate advocate for arts education and for the role arts centers play in economic and community development."
An MCFTA search committee conducted a nation-wide search, narrowing the field to several candidates from dozens of applications. Ms. Trotter comes to MCFTA from the Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Sun Valley, Idaho, where she has served as CEO and Executive Director since 2014. Prior to that, she held numerous executive leadership positions at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, serving as Chief Operating Officer during the final five years of her tenure there.
"Our audiences can look forward to a continued tradition of performances, exhibitions and educational opportunities that meet and exceed expectations," said Mike Hayes. "Terri's a strong relationship builder who thrives on building energy and enthusiasm toward fulfilling a common vision."
Ms. Trotter earned a BS in Communication Studies from Northwestern University; an MS in Telecommunications from Indiana University; and currently serves as Secretary of the Board for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.
Midland Center for the Arts, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation formed under the laws of the State of Michigan incorporating six groups: Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Center Stage Choirs, Center Stage Theatre, MATRIX:MIDLAND, Midland County Historical Society, and Midland Symphony Orchestra. Activities at Midland Center for the Arts are supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. For the latest Center news, visit our web site at www.mcfta.org.
SOURCE Midland Center for the Arts