Howard To Leave Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

Arts and Entertainment

November 4, 2014

From: Arts Foundation Of Cape Cod

Centerville, MA - The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod board of directors announced this week that President and CEO Kevin Howard is stepping down to take on a new challenge with the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation.

Board members voted to form a search committee to find an executive director replacement for Howard, who will become Major Gifts Officer at the Healthcare Foundation. His official last day with the AFCC is Nov. 14.

"Kevin has been a tireless leader and strong advocate for our organization and the arts and culture community on Cape," said Mark Skala, chairman of the AFCC board of directors. "He has done herculean work to raise the profile of the creative economy on Cape and beyond. We are indebted to him and wish him nothing but the best as he takes on the next challenge in his life. We know the arts and culture community can continue to count on his wise counsel, insights and advocacy."

Skala noted that the full search committee will be formed in the next few days and will include AFCC board members, community leaders and representatives from the arts community. Candidates interested in applying for the executive director position should direct their inquiries to Skala. The board expects to announce soon an interim executive director to help run the organization while the full search is conducted.

A statement from Howard read, "It has been a great honor and privilege to lead the Arts Foundation these last four years. We have made great strides in uniting our vibrant cultural community and communicating the profound impact of the creative sector on our regional economy. I personally appreciate the enduring friendships and professional acquaintances I've made and have great confidence that the organization will continue to thrive under new leadership."

"We are confident with our capable and dedicated staff members in place, and an interim leader working with them, it will ensure a smooth transition during this period," Skala said.