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Center announces changes to Board of Directors

It’s a new fiscal year here at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center and that means some new fresh faces on our Board of Directors.

Please join us in welcoming Thomas Boldt, John Davis, Kevin Gilligan, Frank Kearny and Daniel Neufelder who will fill vacancies created by retiring board members Robert Abernathy, Barb Merry, Cathie Tierney and Sarah Traas. Also, current Board Member Beth Flaherty will succeed John J. Hogerty as Board Chair and current Board Member John Krause has been re-elected to board treasurer.


The 2015-16 Board of Directors of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Learn more about these board members below:
Current Board Member Beth Flaherty has been announced as Hogerty’s successor and took over as Board Chair on July 1. Flaherty has served as president of the board of the Women’s Fund and the Fox Valley Symphony and serves on the board of the Fox Cities Building for the Arts. She has also assisted with the Lawrence Academy of Music and Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust.

John Krause, a current board member, has also been re-elected to the role of treasurer on the Board of Directors. Krause is a partner with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, a full-service accounting and advisory firm that offers industry specialized services in audit, tax and management consulting. Krause first joined the board at the Center in 2012.

Thomas J. Boldt is Chief Executive Officer of The Boldt Company and is also Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Past Chair or Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce and the Aldo Leopold Foundation among other involvements in the community.

John R. Davis is the Chief Executive Officer of Great Northern Corporation, and has also served on several industry boards as well as leadership positions in the community such as the boards of United Way- Fox Cities, ThedaCare and the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum.

Kevin Gilligan joined Appvion on June 9, 2014 as President of the paper division and had previously spent 20 years working for H. B. Fuller Company out of St. Paul Minnesota.

Frank Kearny moved to the Fox Valley in 1978 where he co-founded Banner Packaging, Inc. which would later be purchased by Bemis, where Kearny stayed until his retirement. After retiring, Mr. Kearny became involved in various startups including Resource One International where he remains chair. Mr. Kearny is also very involved with the Visiting Nurses Association in Neenah.

Daniel Neufelder serves as president and CEO of Ministry Health Care and is active in professional organizations where he has served in several leadership positions including immediate past chairman of the Wisconsin Hospital Association Board of Directors and Board of Directors for Secura Insurance.

Please help us wish them all a warm welcome to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center!

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