Our Staff and Board

Emil Alecusan

Interim President & CEO

Meg Laubacher

VP of Finance & Administration

Maureen "Mo" Ater

Incoming President & XEO

Kimberly Phillips

Director of Education

Rob Barrett

VP of Facilities

Anne Wadian

Office Manager

Jake Goodwin

Facility Technician

Andrew Hayes

Facility Technician

Mike Parker

Security

Alex Stewart

Security

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers

Christopher Goff, Chair
Employers Health

Emil Alecusan, Vice Chair
Community Leader

Janet Weir Creighton, Immed. Past Chair
Stark County Commissioner

Brent Fatzinger, Treasurer
Abbott Electric

Kyle Moore, Secretary
Aspire Energy

Regular Members

Tammy Altmayer Premier Bank
Tina Biasella Community Leader
Lindsay Bowman KeyBank
Allyson Bussey Visit Canton
Sally Morse Dale Fieldcrest Estate
Max Deuble The Deuble Foundation
Sara Finan Community Leader
Anne Graffice Hall of Fame Village
Faye Heston Community Leader
Mike Hoffman Lindsay Precast
Adam Lintz Schauer Group
Rod Moore Black McCuskey
Geoff Nicely R. G. Smith Co.
Kathy Smithberger Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital
Susan Steiner Community Leader
Robert R. Timken Cormony Development

Ex-Officio

Scott Swaldo
Chair, Bluecoats

Emily Gordon
President, Canton Ballet

Paul Turgeon
President, Canton Museum of Art

James Fye
Chair, Canton Palace Theatre

Jan Baker
Chair, Canton Symphony Orchestra

Robert Garner
Chair, Massillon Museum

PJ Chavez
President, Sing Stark

News & Profile Submission Guidelines

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  • News or profile must be related to an artist or organization in Stark County, Ohio.
  • News or profile must be arts, entertainment or culture related. 

Event Submission Guidelines

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  • Priority will be given to events organized by or in support of local non-profit organizations. 
  • Event must take place in Stark County, Ohio.
  • Event must be arts, entertainment or culture related. 
  • Event must be open to the public. No private events.
  • Event can be free or ticketed but must include a link to a website or social media event where more information is available. 
  • Event must be submitted at least one week prior to the start date.