GPAC executive director to take on new position in Indiana | Arts & Culture
Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, executive director of the Germantown Performing Arts Centre, will be leaving GPAC after seven successful years for a position as president/CEO at The Center for Performing Arts in Carmel, IN.
Moskalenko took over as executive director of GPAC in August 2005. Committed to artistic excellence and using the arts as a catalyst for community building, she has tripled GPAC’s programming over her tenure, doubled the organization’s corporate support and quadrupled grant support, doubled the net profit from the annual fundraising gala, accomplished goals of a five-year strategic plan in 2 years, and increased education and outreach programs by 279%, including the establishment of the GPAC Youth Symphony Orchestra (GYSO).
Founded in 2009, the GYSO began with 35 members and has since grown to over 100 students ages 7-19. In the summer of 2011, the GYSO traveled to China on a 17-day education and cultural tour which culminated in two public performances in Shanghai.
Under Moskalenko’s leadership GPAC turned a $500,000 deficit into a positive financial reserve. GPAC’s budget of $2.2 million includes revenues from ticket sales and a mix of corporate, government, foundation and individual donations.
In order to secure the arts at GPAC, two innovative giving programs have been instituted over the last 3 years. The Presenters Circle, which consists of a multi-year giving commitment, helps ensure GPAC’s ability to achieve its mission of presenting the highest quality artist endeavors to engage, enrich and transform, while the Jazz Society, which consists of an annual gift, ensures that jazz continues to thrive at GPAC.
“Tania has done an excellent job and has kept us on track for a series of successful seasons.” says Sam Beach, GPAC board president.
In addition to her position as executive director, Moskalenko is a founding member and current president of TN Presenters, and has served on a number of community boards and panels, including Latino Memphis, Tennesseans for the Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission, South Arts and the Mississippi Arts Commission. She is currently a mentor/advisor for South Arts New Dance Touring Initiative.
Philanthropist and GPAC supporter, Rudi Scheidt, says, “Tania will be thoroughly missed. She’s done a magnificent job.”
Moskalenko will start her new position as president/CEO of The Center for Performing Arts on August 13, 2012. GPAC is currently recruiting a new executive director.
Information provided by the Germantown Performing Arts Centre.