DAYTON, OH.- The Dayton Art Institute
s board of trustees announced that two Daytonians have been selected to lead the museum. Michael R. Roediger, currently vice president of development at Victoria Theatre Association, will assume the role of executive director, and Jane A. Black, executive director of the Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC), will become the museums associate director, a newly created position.
We assessed our greatest needs and anticipate that our new leadership team will bring great energy and new ideas to the Art Institute, says Board Chairman Rob Connelly. We intend to fully execute our strategic plan by improving our outreach and expanding our audiences.
Roediger, a 13-year veteran of Victoria Theatre Association, will begin his new duties as The Dayton Art Institutes executive director on October 1. He comes to the museum knowing there are challenges.
I spent wonderful years with my Victoria family, but I am eager to move on and welcome new opportunities to introduce the wonders of the DAI to many more people, says Roediger.
Black, who has been the Dayton Visual Arts Centers leader for eight years, will shift from her current position near the end of the year. The DVAC board of trustees has formed a search committee to ensure a smooth transition for the director role.
DAI Interim Director Linda Lombard says, This team approach represents a different business model. Michael brings extensive fundraising skills and community awareness to the table, and he is complemented by Janes top-notch organizational skills and knowledge of the regional visual arts community. This will be true team management in every sense of the word.