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Kavanagh leaving WAAA (3)

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Fri, 21 Feb 1997 10:01:21 -0800 (PST)

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February 21, 1997

Dear Colleague,

After seven years as Executive Director here at the Western Alliance of Arts
Administrators Foundation, I have decided to move on to other personal and
professional challenges.

My time with WAAA has been both challenging and extremely personally rewarding.
In some ways, I find it difficult to imagine a more rewarding experience coming
my way in the future. Nevertheless, its time to move on and to make room for
new ideas and leadership. Ive survived (and, I hope, contributed to) an office
move, two strategic planning processes, the merger of two corporations into one
501(c)(3), our first major foundation grants, five Board Presidents, an 85%
increase in our budget size, the doubling of our cash reserves, the granting of
membership voting right to artists and managers, the shortening then
lengthening, then shortening of the conference by one day, and much, much
more, all with enjoyment and delight.

Quite simply, WAAA is one of the finest assemblies of people I have ever been
associated with and Im proud to have served as its Executive Director.

Consultations with WAAAs Board and Executive Committee have resulted in our
setting a target departure date of September 30, 1997. This lead time will
allow for the staff and I to concentrate on the production of a successful 1997
conference while the search process is under way for a new Executive Director.
Both the Board and I hope this timetable will serve WAAAs members and bring
stability to this time of transition. There is much to be done between now and
September 30 and I look forward to these tasks as I always have.

I am yet to confirm any specific plans regarding my own professional future.
For now, Im going to concentrate on the WAAA business at hand. I will
certainly let you know about developments as they arise.

I wish you the very best, now and always.

Most Sincerely,

Evan Kavanagh
Executive Director

P.S. Our Board President, Ingrid Kidd Goldfarb of Classical Action (West Coast
office) is in the process of forming a search committee and we will be
distributing information on the position shortly. You will be receiving more
information as it becomes available.

Evan Kavanagh, Executive Director
Western Alliance of Arts Administrators Foundation
44 Page Street, #604-B
San Francisco, CA 94102-5986
phone 415-621-4400 fax 415-621-2533
General email: Staff
Evan Kavanagh, Executive Director: EvanKav
Robin James, Program Manager: RobinJam
Stephanie Patterson, Administrator: StephPat

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