As many of you know, our longtime and valued Executive Director and Co-Producer, Alison Manning, has decided to step down from her current position and transition into a new role as a senior development advisor to The Yard at the end of the 2019 Summer Season. This new role will focus her energy on fundraising for The Yard, as we work collectively to realize the exciting vision we have set forth for this organization's future. It will also enable her to better focus on her family in New York and her artistic endeavors. We are pleased that David R. White will continue in his capacity as The Yard’s Artistic Director and Executive Producer, as will the rest of our talented staff.
On behalf of The Yard’s Board of Directors, I am writing to inform you that Kim Comart will be joining the staff as Interim Executive Director on September 16th. Kim is the principal of Comart & Associates, a management consulting firm for non-profit organizations, which he founded in 1995. He has a strong background in interim management, strategic planning, organizational development, program evaluation, fundraising, and board development. Over the past 24 years, Kim has served as the interim director for 13 nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts, including community art centers and youth development organizations that work in an arts milieu. He is deeply passionate about the arts and the mission of The Yard.