The New Jersey Performing Arts Center announced a number of management changes Tuesday, including a new chief operating officer.Bobbie Arbesfeld, executive vice president and chief operating officer, will be retiring effective June 30, 2015, after 15 years on the Newark arts center’s leadership team.
She will be replaced by a pair of new executive vice presidents: David Rodriguez, executive producer, will become executive vice president and executive producer, while Warren Tranquada, vice president and chief financial officer, will become executive vice president and chief operating officer. Both of those EVP promotions are effective Jan. 1, 2015, NJPAC said.
“The business and mission of the arts center demand an organizational structure that allow(s) us the best chance to achieve our revenue and community service goals as effectively and efficiently as possible,” NJPAC CEO and President John Schreiber said in a prepared statement. “This carefully considered refreshing of senior management roles and responsibilities has been designed to accomplish that.”
NJPAC said it has retained Janet Albert of Bridge Partners LLC to run a national search for a new vice president and chief financial officer to replace Tranquada.
Until one is hired, Tranquada will serve as executive vice president and chief financial officer, NJPAC said, with Arbesfeld serving as a senior adviser until her retirement.
In addition, NJPAC said Ross S. Richards, vice president of operations and real estate, was promoted to senior vice president, operations and real estate.
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