THE PLAYERS CENTRE NAMES DENNIS McSWEENEY, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND PATTY CAMPBELL, DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Sarasota, Sept. 16, 2016 – The Players Centre for Performing Arts begins its phase of growth and is pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis McSweeney to the position of Director of Development and Patti Campbell as Director of Human Resources.
McSweeney has over 30 years of involvement with non-profits and business development and will be instrumental in the advancement and completion of The Players’ Capital Campaign. He will be helping to facilitate the transition to the new community “The Waterside Place,” and will be coordinating support for an endowment to secure the theatre’s ongoing success.
“The opportunity to be a part of this evolution is beyond exciting. It is amazing to help bring about a new stage of growth of the historic Players Theatre and to expand the impact of our community’s involvement,” says McSweeney. “The theatre represents something much larger than being a place for patrons to enjoy a show; with this move we want to nurture a strong and vibrant involvement with the community, offering people of all ages an opportunity to be actively involved in the arts.”
Dennis can be contacted by email at [email protected]
Patti Campbell has been a Sarasota resident for 47 years and is well acquainted and connected in the area. Campbell’s non-profit experience comes from her involvement with the Sailor Circus (Circus Arts Conservatory) for 26 years. She was director of Sailor Circus for seven years, giving her a unique perspective on the arts in our community. She has worked in The Players box office for five years. She has run Campbell’s Towing and Recovery with her husband for 21 years.
“I am extremely excited to be on board with The Players Centre team in this capacity,” Campbell says. “We are heading in a direction of endless opportunities to enrich our community.”
The Players Centre is working on expanding to a new facility in Lakewood Ranch in the next three to five years and in the spring will open a new studio space for expanded classes and workshops in the Rosemary District of Sarasota.
The Players Centre For Performing Arts
838 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota FL 34236, 941-365-2494, Fax: 941-954-0282
www.theplayers.org. Box Office: Mon-Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and one hour prior to curtain time.
The Players Box Office is located on Tamiami Trail between 10th Street and Blvd. of the Arts.
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