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JPAC director leaving

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David Brazy
June 16, 2011
— The Janesville Performing Arts Center announced the departure of a key leader Wednesday.

JPAC Executive Director Emily Gruenewald will be leaving the center in July to become the UW-Whitewater director of development.


“I have greatly enjoyed my time with the Janesville Performing Arts Center,” Gruenewald said in a statement. “The board of directors, staff, arts groups, patrons, and volunteers have enriched my life, and I am thankful for the opportunity to work with such a talented group of people.”


Gruenewald was hired in November 2008. During her time as the executive director, JPAC saw an increase in attendance the past two years.


Gruenewald recently helped book best selling artist Richard Marx. Marx will be playing two shows this fall.


JPAC Board President Besty Riemer said in a statement it has been a pleasure working with Gruenewald and that JPAC is looking forward to finding a new director.


“JPAC has been fortunate to have strong leaders in the past that have positively shaped the organization, and we look forward to continuing that growth with new leadership,” Riemer said.


JPAC’s board of directors will begin searching for Gruenewald’s replacement later this month.



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