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James Creedon Named Chair of ArtsQuest Board of Trustees

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BETHLEHEM, PA–ArtsQuest is pleased to announce that James Creedon has been elected chair of the ArtsQuest Board of Trustees. Creedon, a Lower Saucon Township resident, will serve a one-year term as chair of the 21-member board, which is responsible for the overall governance of the nonprofit community arts organization.

The owner of the Bethlehem-based Creedon Management Associates, Creedon has more than three decades of management experience in the private and nonprofit sectors. From 2005-’10 he served as Secretary of the Department of General Services for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under Gov. Ed Rendell, where he was responsible for Commonwealth procurement, construction, real estate and property management. While Secretary, Creedon also served as Chief Implementation Officer for the American Recovery Act in Pennsylvania. Before joining the Rendell administration, he was Senior Vice President of Business Development for United Water. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Operations at Temple University.

Born in Bethlehem, Creedon graduated from Liberty High School and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree and Master’s of Business Administration Degree from Lehigh University. An active member of the community, he has volunteered with several organizations, serving on both the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Board and the United Way of Pennsylvania Board.

Creedon has been a member of ArtsQuest’s volunteer leadership for the past eight years, serving as a Board of Trustees member since 2012. He was also a member of the Friends of the Levitt Pavilion Board from 2010-’16, serving as chair from 2010-’13, and chair of ArtsQuest’s Governance Committee from 2016-’17.

The rest of the newly appointed ArtsQuest Board of Trustees officers are:

Vice-Chair: Vicki Doule’, Senior Director of Group Sales Major Marketing at Capital BlueCross

Secretary: Fred Stellato, Attorney at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

Treasurer: Mark Jobes, Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending at Lafayette Ambassador Bank

New Board of Trustees members for 2018 are Alicia Hayden, Senior Manager of Quality and Customer Experience at Olympus America Inc., and David Willard, community leader and retired Director of Employee Communications & Community Services at Olympus America.

ArtsQuest Foundation Re-elects Officers

The ArtsQuest Foundation is pleased to announce that Jack Yaissle, President of Cornerstone Financial Consultants, has been re-elected chair of the ArtsQuest Foundation. Yaissle will serve a fifth one-year term as chair of the ArtsQuest Foundation, which is responsible for the strategic plan and goals for the ArtsQuest endowment fund and assisting in the long-term sustainability of the nonprofit community arts organization.

Also re-elected to the ArtsQuest Foundation are:

Vice Chair: Michael Perrucci, Managing Partner for Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt & Fader

Secretary: Michael Albarell, President of Albarell Electric Inc.

Treasurer: Thomas Riddle, President of Valley National Group

Herm Rij, President of Quadrant Private Wealth, and Andrea Neagle, Executive Director of Design IP, PC, have also been named to the Foundation board.

ArtsQuest Visual Arts & Friends of Levitt Pavilion Board Officers Announced

ArtsQuest is pleased to announce that Alicia Hayden, Senior Manager of Quality and Customer Experience at Olympus America Inc., has been elected chair of the ArtsQuest Visual Arts Board, while Timothy Canfield, Vice President and Retail Market Manager at TD Bank, has been re-elected chair of the Friends of the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks Board.
Hayden has been a member of the Visual Arts Board since 2015, while Canfield has been part of the Levitt Pavilion board for the past four years.

Also re-elected as Friends of the Levitt Pavilion Board officers are:

Vice Chair: Mario Galante, Retired Principal, Quakertown Community High School

Secretary: Jeffrey Hunsicker, Independent Forensic Consultant

Treasurer: Victor Schmidt, Director of Human Resources for Precision Roll Grinding

Todd Chambers, Associate Partner at MKSD Architects, has been named Vice Chair of the Visual Arts Board. In addition, Daniel Crowley, Director of Business Advisory Services at Quadrant Private Wealth, was elected to a second term as the chair of ArtsQuest Performing Arts Board, while Ryan Dunn of Dunn Twiggar Co. returns as Vice Chair.

For more information on ArtsQuest, please visit www.artsquest.org.