ArtsQuest Board Of Trustees

The ArtsQuest Board of Trustees is the governing body of the organization. Consisting of up to twenty-one members from our diverse community, the Board is responsible for all of the business, financial, legal and strategic planning aspects of the organization. While the Program and Subsidiary Boards (Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Friends of Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, respectively) are responsible for guiding the development and evaluation of programming for ArtsQuest. Each Program and Subsidiary Board has a representative on the Trustees to assure that program content is considered as organization wide decisions are made. The President and CEO of ArtsQuest is an Ex-officio member. The Board of Trustees meets monthly, except in August.
Staff liaison: Kassie Hilgert; Chair: Vicki Doule’


Board of Trustee Committees

The following committees report to the Board of Trustees. The staff liaison and chair are listed with the committee.

The role of this committee is to annually select the auditor for ArtsQuest and to review and evaluate the audit and the tax returns of the organization prior to presenting to the Board. Meets 4-6 times per year.
Staff liaison: Rhonda Gillespie; Chair: Joe Bergstein

This committee assists staff in developing a comprehensive organizational approach to capital assets of the organization (including real estate and personal property). The goal of the committee is to understand future capital replacement needs, as well as new capital needs, and to create an organizational policy to address those needs. Meets 3-4 times per year.
Staff liaison: Ray Neeb; Chair: Dave Rabold

The role of the council is to support ArtsQuest DEI efforts as it relates to board and committee recruitment, advise boards and committees on selection criteria as it relates to DEI, advise and provide guidance on demographic make-up and DEI competency on respective boards and committees and serve as a resource to offer feedback and advise on inclusiveness of boards and committees.
Staff liaison: Kassie Hilgert; Chair: Vicki Doule’

This committee is responsible for establishing skill sets needed for each board; identify and cultivate prospective board members as recommended by current board members, staff and community members; evaluate and make recommendations for the re-nomination of board members at the end of their terms. In addition, the Governance Committee is responsible for periodic reviews of the by-laws and policies and procedures to assess for relevancy and standards, recommending changes to the Trustees as appropriate. The committee also monitors the communication capacity and process assuring availability of information to Board members so that they can maximize their participation in the organization. Meets 4-6 times per year.
Staff liaison: Kassie Hilgert; Chair: Fred Stellato

This committee works with the ArtsQuest Vice President of Human Resources to establish human resources policy for the organization, develop staffing needs, review and recommend staff benefits, and when necessary act as an appeal resource as defined in the policies and procedures. The Human Resources Committee is the primary committee that will develop the organization-wide succession plan. Meets 3-4 times per year.
Staff liaison: Cindy Karchner; Chair: Myrna Rivera

The committee’s role is to ensure information technology programs support all business objectives and strategies while providing data security and privacy. The committee will recommend a strategic direction for information technology related matters and annually review disaster recovery capabilities.
Staff liaison: Curt Mosel; Chair: Andrea Smith

The Marketing Committee has a role in the strategic planning process. The Marketing Committee is engaged in the management of ArtsQuest’s brands and the development of ArtsQuest’s marketing strategies given its broad range of programs and its dual mission of access to the arts and economic development. Meets 8-10 times per year.
Staff liaison: Jon Lunger; Chair: Randy Krail

This committee provides public relations expertise, provides feedback on public relations initiatives, strategies and tools, including communication plans and media strategies, and assists in developing new public relations channels that grow relationships with media partners to build audiences.
Staff liaison: Nicole Harrell

The responsibility of this committee is the development of the three year strategic plan and evaluation and modification of the plan. In addition, the Strategic Planning Committee will review the current Strategic Plan and recommend alterations. Meets 5-8 times per year during development years.
Staff liaison: Kassie Hilgert; Chair: Ryan Dunn

This committee is responsible for recruitment, development and engagement of volunteers to support programs of ArtsQuest, including hosting guests at ArtsQuest campuses and providing a variety of support at festivals such as Musikfest, Oktoberfest, Christkindlmarkt & PEEPSFest. Meets monthly.
Staff liaison: Ray Neeb; Chair: Ronda Senior