DAYTON, Ohio (CelebrityAccess) Ty Sutton has been named the new president and CEO of the Victoria Theatre Association in Dayton, Ohio.
Sutton will assume his position Aug. 31, replacing current CEO Ken Neufeld, according to the Springfield News-Sun. Sutton joins the VTA after spending three years as the Inaugural Executive Director of the Butler Arts Center at Butler University, the paper said. He b rings more than 20 years of arts venue management, according to a statement.
“My philosophy has always been that the arts bring people together,” Sutton said in the press release. “I am very impressed with the level of commitment and financial support the Dayton community has given the Dayton arts scene, especially in embracing Victoria Theatre Association’s world-class facilities and arts programming. With the addition of the new Arts Annex, I believe our venues can accommodate any type of performance and allow us to grow the diversity of our shows while broadening our audiences. I am eager to lead an organization with such an outstanding record of success. Continuing to grow our offerings and making a positive impact in people’s lives will be at the top of my priority list. Dayton will be a great place for my family to call home.”
The announcement comes after a six-month, international search.
“We thank Ken for his unyielding leadership and dedication to the VTA and this community,” said the Victoria Theatre Association Board of Trustees Chairman, Martha Shaker of Neufeld. “Clearly, the arts community is in a better place today because of Ken’s vision and passion for the arts.”