NEW YORK CITY: Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced new trustees and an updated list of officers for its board of directors. Joining the board are Hanay Geiogamah, professor of theatre/professor of American Indian Studies, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, UCLA American Indian Studies University of California at Los Angeles and artistic director at the American Indian Dance Theater in Los Angeles, Calif.; and Merrique Jenson, director of SocialScope Productions and director of Transformations Youth Organization in Kansas City, Mo. Returning to the board will be Ralph Bryan, managing director-Investments, Bryan-Billauer-Kozo Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, La Jolla, Calif.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Hanay, Merrique, and Ralph to the TCG board at this exciting moment of reopening and reimagining our field,” said Teresa Eyring, executive director of TCG, in a statement. “They join a dynamic group of trustees, led by Nikkole Salter as chair, who are working with TCG’s staff and the field to advance our new mission: to lead for a just and thriving theatre ecology. Drawing from their experience and leadership, TCG will continue to align our programs and operations with our new mission, moving forward with strength and responsiveness into this new era.”
In addition to Salter remaining as chair, Snehal Desai, Eileen J. Morris, and John Fontillas will serve as vice chairs. Angela Lee Gieras will remain as treasurer and Lisa Portes will remain as secretary. Additional returning board members include May Adrales, Raymond Bobgan, Jeremy B. Cohen, Will Davis, Kelvin Dinkins Jr., Nataki Garrett, Derek Goldman, Jamie Herlich McIalwain, Laurie McCants, Ellen Richard, Anthony Rodriguez, Hana S. Sharif, and Harold Steward.
Members of TCG’s board serve up to three two-year terms. Board officers serve terms of one year, renewable, and concurrent with the fiscal year of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The current board will focus efforts on enacting TCG’s recently approved strategic plan, which includes a transformational new vision for a governance ecology to support TCG’s mission “to lead for a just and thriving theatre ecology.” Learn more about the TCG board here.
“Committed to supporting TCG’s promotion of a just and thriving national theatre ecology,” added board chair Nikkole Salter in a statement, “the board is poised to work with the solvency of Teresa’s vision and the ingenuity of the TCG staff to open a new organizational chapter and take the next evolutionary step in our invaluable service to the health and well-being of the field.”
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