Artistic Director Ray Jivoff discusses the upcoming 2018-19 season at the Skylight Music Theatre
Artistic Director Ray Jivoff discusses the upcoming 2018-19 season at the Skylight Music Theatre

Artistic Director Ray Jivoff to Leave Skylight Music Theatre in 2019

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Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Ray Jivoff announced that he will leave his position as of June 29, 2019. This marks 20 years on the staff of the company, 30 years since he first performed with Skylight and will follow soon after his 65th birthday. Here's a video of Jivoff talking about the upcoming production of Pippin at Skylight Music Theatre: {youtube}v=AYnpKChlhPE{/youtube}

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Tal Janowitz joins Anolis, the architectural lighting division of Robe
Tal Janowitz joins Anolis, the architectural lighting division of Robe

Anolis Appoints Tal Janowitz as Business Development Manager

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Tal Janowitz joins the Robe North America team as business development manager for Anolis, the company’s LED architectural lighting division. Janowitz has been working as a lighting professional since 1996 and started specializing in the architectural and architainment sectors in 1999. Since 2002 she’s worked for Lee Filters – initially as a design and application specialist before becoming an architectural product manager in 2006.

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Stephanie Ybarra is the new Artistic Director at Baltimore Center Stage
Stephanie Ybarra is the new Artistic Director at Baltimore Center Stage

Baltimore Center Stage Announces Stephanie Ybarra as New Artistic Director

Michael Eddy

After a nationwide search, Baltimore Center Stage announces Stephanie Ybarra has been tapped to become the theater’s next Artistic Director. Ybarra comes to Baltimore Center Stage from The Public Theater in New York, where she currently serves as Director of Special Artistic Projects. She will transition to Center Stage beginning in October and join the staff full-time in December.

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Susan Butera joins Full Compass as VP of Marketing
Susan Butera joins Full Compass as VP of Marketing

Full Compass Hires New Vice President of Marketing

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Full Compass announced that Susan Butera has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing. In her role, she will lead the marketing team and help drive continued growth of the business. Butera comes to Full Compass with deep experience in brand strategy, digital and catalog marketing. Her focus at the company will be on acquiring new customers, retaining existing customers, communicating the brand value proposition and creating an outstanding experience for all customers.

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Drew Bongiorno joins A.C. Lighting as sales representative for the Southeastern U.S.
Drew Bongiorno joins A.C. Lighting as sales representative for the Southeastern U.S.

A.C. Lighting Welcomes Drew Bongiorno as Sales Representative for Southeastern U.S.

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A.C. Lighting Inc., distributor of lighting, rigging and video technologies, announces the hiring of Drew Bongiorno as Sales Representative for the Southeastern U.S. Reporting to Fred Mikeska, Vice President, Sales, Drew will be responsible for growing the business with existing and new clients for the Southeastern U.S. market.

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Professor Franz Kraus and Dr. Michael Neuhaeuser (L to R), board members with the ARRI Group
Professor Franz Kraus and Dr. Michael Neuhaeuser (L to R), board members with the ARRI Group

New Executive Board Member for Technology at the ARRI Group

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The Supervisory Board of the ARRI Group with headquarters in Munich, Germany, appointed Dr. Michael Neuhaeuser, effective September 1, 2018, as the new Executive Board member responsible for technology. He is the successor to Professor Franz Kraus, former Executive Board member for technology of the ARRI Group, who, after more than 30 years of highly successful work for the ARRI Group, joins the Supervisory Board and will continue to be closely associated with the company.

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Jody Kovalick has been named Principal in Minneapolis for Schuler Shook
Jody Kovalick has been named Principal in Minneapolis for Schuler Shook

Schuler Shook Announces Jody Kovalick as Principal in Minneapolis

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Schuler Shook announces the promotion of theatre consultant, Jody Kovalick, ASTC, to Principal. Kovalick joined Schuler Shook’s Theatre Planning team in 2001. Dedicated and passionate about theatre production, Jody has a BFA from Pennsylvania State University and an MFA in Technical Design and Production from Yale School of Drama.  He is also an active member of the American Society of Theatre Consultants.

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