Association of Performing Arts Presenters Announces New Key Staff Appointments
Monday, July 16, 2012
Posted by: ISPA
On Friday, July 13th ISPA member organization the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) announced the appointment of new key staff positions.
Read the full press release distributed by APAP below. You can also find the article in the APAP Press Room here.
Washington, DC (July 13, 2012) - The Association of Performing Arts
Presenters (APAP), the national arts service organization for the
performing arts presenting and touring field, added impact to its
full-time staff with the appointment of Gil Gonzalez as director of
conference and meetings and Lynne Kingsley as director of marketing and
Gil Gonzalez has begun his post as director of the APAP global
conference and marketplace, APAP|NYC. Bringing APAP 10 years of
conference planning experience for meetings ranging from 100-9,000
attendees, Mr. Gonzalez comes to the position following John Fernandez
who stepped down earlier this year. Mr. Fernandez continues to work as a
consultant to Mr. Gonzalez ensuring a smooth transition of leadership
as planning for APAP|NYC 2013 moves forward.
Former executive director of the American Alliance for Theatre &
Education, the DC-based national member association for theater and
education professionals, Lynne Kingsley joins the APAP team as director
of marketing and communications. In addition to her national membership
and conference experience, Ms. Kingsley brings extensive knowledge of
next-generation marketing through her work at Invenda Corporation, an
interactive marketing firm. Ms. Kingsley also spent time as a New York
actress and fashion executive.
APAP President and CEO Mario Garcia
Durham says, "APAP|NYC attendees deserve the most qualified and
service-oriented planning team. With Mr. Gonzalez's experience and
dedicated work ethic, paired with the creative marketing talents of Ms.
Kingsley, APAP|NYC 2013 is poised to be the most accomplished and
engaging conference yet."
Mr. Gonzalez earned his Bachelor of Arts from Bowling Green State
University and is one conference away from recognition as a Certified
Meeting Professional. He has worked both on staff and as a consultant
for associations such as the American Physical Therapy Association and
the American Society for Engineering Education. His work at Smith
Bucklin Corporation included in-depth training on best practices needed
for the country's most high-profile meetings and conferences. Mr.
Gonzalez lives in Arlington, VA, enjoys sailing and playing golf, and
spends much of his time volunteering at the DC Central Food Kitchen.
Ms. Kingsley is an honor graduate of the S. I. Newhouse School of
Public Communication at Syracuse University and the Liverpool Institute
of Performing Arts. Ms. Kingsley began her career as a Macy's East buyer
for dresses and suits. She acted and taught in theaters for young
audiences in England and Scotland, and performed stand-up comedy in New
York and London before moving to Washington, DC to work for an
interactive marketing firm. Prior to joining the APAP staff, she served
as executive director of the American Alliance for Theatre and
Education. Kingsley served on the leadership team for the National
Coalition for Core Arts Standards, on the advisory council for the Arts
Education Partnership and continues to serve on the arts education
council for Americans for the Arts. Ms. Kingsley lives in Clarksburg,
MD, with her husband Ronnie and two children, Charlotte and Imogen.
About the Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Association of Performing Arts Presenters, based in Washington, DC, is
the national service and advocacy organization dedicated to developing
and supporting a robust performing arts presenting field and the
professionals who work within it. Our 4,500 national and international
members represent leading performing arts centers, municipal and
university performance facilities, nonprofit performing arts centers,
culturally specific organizations, foreign governments, as well as
artist agencies, managers, touring companies, and national consulting
practices that serve the field, and a growing roster of self-presenting
artists. As a leader in the field, APAP works to effect change through
advocacy, professional development, resource sharing and civic
engagement. APAP is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization governed by a
volunteer board of directors and led by President & CEO Mario Garcia
Durham. In addition to presenting the annual APAP|NYC conference - the
world's leading forum and marketplace for the performing arts (Jan.
11-15, 2013) - APAP continues to be the industry's leading resource,
knowledge and networking destination for the advancement of performing