Wesler To Step Down At Grand Opera House

WILMINGTON, DE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) – Ken Wesler, CEO of Wilmington, Delaware’s Grand Opera House, has resigned his position, effective June 30, 2006, the Board of Trustees have announced. Wesler has accepted a position as CEO of the Stamford Center for the Performing Arts in Stamford, Connecticut.

Wesler joined the Grand Opera House in 1995, and has served as Executive Director for the past 10 years.

“We are indebted to Ken for his outstanding leadership and vision and wish him well in his new role,” Robert V.A. Harra, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Grand Opera House, said in a statement. “Our Organization has a rich history and we look forward to a terrific future as we continue to bring world class entertainment for all to enjoy.”

Stephen Bailey, who currently serves as Associate Director of the Grand, has been named Interim Director. Mr. Bailey declined to be considered for a permanent position as CEO, citing his commitments outside of the Grand, including owning APEX Artists, which manages the careers of David Bromberg, Angel Band and Cuban Jazz group Habana Sax.

“It’s incredibly flattering to be considered for such a prestigious position in an industry that I truly love, but my interests lie elsewhere right now,” said Bailey.

The Grand Opera House has begun a search for a permanent replacement. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers