ST. PAUL, Minn. (July 26, 2017) — The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts today announced five newly elected additions to its board of directors. It was also announced that the existing slate of officers has been re-elected for fiscal year 2018. Each new director will serve a three-year term, while board officers are elected on an annual basis.
The five new members elected to the Ordway board of directors are:
- Ravi Balwada, vice president of global digital engineering and operations at Best Buy
- Christine Sand, general counsel and co-owner of Dancing Dragonfly Winery
- Nancy Nicholson, community leader
- Dan Stoltz, president and chief executive officer at SPIRE Credit Union
- Dr. Sylvia Bartley, global director of Medtronic Philanthropy Foundation
The Ordway also announced its slate of officers for fiscal year 2018, which does not change from the previous fiscal year.
- Chair: Laura McCarten, regional vice president of Northern States Power Minnesota
- Vice chair: P.W. (Bill) Parker, vice chair and chief risk officer at U.S. Bancorp
- Treasurer: David Kuplic, executive vice president of Advantus Capital Management; senior vice president and chief investment officer at Securian Financial Group
- Secretary: David Sewall, president of Elisam LLC
“We are honored to have such committed and experienced individuals joining the Ordway’s board of directors. Each of them brings something unique to the table, and I am confident that their knowledge and leadership will bring tremendous benefit to the Ordway,” said Jamie Grant, president and CEO of the Ordway.
ABOUT THE ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Ordway is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts centers and Saint Paul’s most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway’s Music Theater and Concert Hall attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordway’s mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve more than 50,000 students annually. Together with Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and The Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances. For more information, visit www.ordway.org.