Adventure Theatre MTC Announces Seven New Board of Directors Members

Adventure Theatre MTC Announces Seven New Board of Directors Members

Seven new members have joined Adventure Theatre MTC's Board of Directors: Kevin Shane (Chair), Business Consultant; Christopher Agan (Treasurer), LockheEd Martin Maritime Systems and Training; Patricia Figge Glowacki, Former Adventure Theatre MTC Board Chair and Supporter; Jan Donohoe McNamara, PBS; Leon Seemann, Yeshiva of Greater Washington; Julie Rosenthal, JR Communications; and HL Ward, President of Monument Bank. They have joined Adventure Theatre MTC's fourteen member Board of Directors.

Adventure Theatre MTC's Board of Directors is Vice-Chaired by Deborah Preston, Montgomery College. Current members are also: Theresa Flanders (Secretary), Fannie Mae; Keith Parsky (Immediate Past Chair), Office of Historical Trust Accounting; Roland Hawthorne, The Meltzer Group; Robert Jacob, Independent Consultant; Daphne Pallozzi, Ardmore Enterprises; Lee Pushkin, National Institutes of Health; Micah Salb, Lippman, Semsker & Salb, LLC, and Honorary Board member, longtime ATMTC and Montgomery County arts volunteer, Carol M. Leahy.

Adventure Theatre (founded in 1951) and Musical Theater Center (founded in 1986) merged into one organization, Adventure Theatre MTC, in 2012. Located in Glen Echo Park (Glen Echo, MD) and Wintergreen Plaza (Rockville, MD), ATMTC cultivates new generations of artists and audiences by creating memorable theatrical productions and by providing young people the highest quality musical theater training. ATMTC serves students at all skill levels and families from diverse communities, approximately 75,000 people annually.

Adventure Theatre MTC New Board of Directors:

Kevin Shane (Chair)
Business Consultant
Kevin is a strategic and results-oriented business consultant. Having more than 30 years of management experience, 20 years in executive Human Resource roles, he has proven success developing and implementing strategies and processes to improve leadership bench strength, organizational effectiveness and business performance. His focus is on designing, leading and executing comprehensive enterprise initiatives to support business strategy. He has held executive Human Resource positions at Transamerica Finance Corporation, First Nationwide Mortgage Corporation, The Travelers Insurance Companies, USF&G. His business consulting in Human Capital includes commercial, government, manufacturing and non-profit organizations. He enjoys helping companies scale their business and see the alignment of strategy, people and process produce outstanding results. Kevin has a Master's Degree from the University of Hartford in Organizational Behavior and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Villanova University. He is a member of the National Association of Business Owners and Entrepreneurs, Resource Associates Corporation, and a certified International Mediator.

Christopher Agan (Treasurer)
Director Business Development Operations, LockheEd Martin Maritime Systems and Training
A 20 year US Navy veteran, served as an officer on ships. Spent final four years on the personal staff of the Chief of Naval Operations dealing with key strategic issues facing the Navy. Started with LockheEd Martin on retirement from the Navy in 2003 where he is currently a Director of Business Development in Manassas, VA. Duties include strategic planning for a $7B segment of LockheEd Martin. Also manages a $250M annual new business fund ensuring that research and development and proposal funds are applied to projects with the best strategic fit.

Patricia Figge Glowacki (Former Chair)

Longtime Adventure Theatre MTC Supporter

During her tenure at Adventure Theatre, Trish wore many hats including acting Executive Director, President of the Board of Directors, Capital Campaign Chair, Treasurer, Education Director, actor, director and producer. As President and Acting Executive Director, Trish spearheaded the effort to renovate the theater's space in Glen Echo Park while negotiating a leasing structure with the new park management, a public/private collaboration. She increased public and private funding, hired an Artistic Director and Managing Director, wrote many successful grant applications and increased the operating budget by 75%. Trish is currently pursuing various writing projects. She has written many short stories and is working on a novel. Her first play, Warning: Take Only as Directed, is expected to debut in late 2013. In addition to her work with Adventure Theatre, Trish has served on many different boards in the past including the Parents Association Advisory board at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart and the Woodstock Theological Society at Georgetown University. Trish and her husband, Tony, live in Washington, DC. Their children are in various stages of college. Christ Child Society of Washington, DC, Abell Guild: Treasurer, Queen of Angels Sodality, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Sustaining Member, Junior League of Washington, Woodstock Theological Society at Georgetown University former Board Member & Catholic Studies Department of Georgetown University Advisory Board Member. Trish has a B.A. in English from Georgetown University.

Jan Donohoe McNamara
Senior Director & Senior Strategist, Corporate Communications, PBS
As PBS' Senior Director & Senior Strategist, Corporate Communications, Jan Donohoe McNamara is a communications leader and spokesperson for America's largest public media enterprise. PBS is the country's most trusted public institution and the No. 1 educational TV/media brand for children. With an emphasis on crisis communication and issues management, Ms. McNamara is responsible for developing and implementing communications campaigns to advance PBS' mission as well as to protect the brand and strengthen its reputation with key stakeholders. Prior to PBS, Ms. McNamara has held various positions at the Shakespeare Theater, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, The Studio Theatre and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Her roles at these mission-driven organizations included fundraising, publicity, sales, events and budget management. Ms. McNamara's volunteer activities include tutoring homeless children at Carpenter's Shelter in Arlington, VA and serving as a Caretaker Mentor with the Brain Injury Association of Maryland. An alumna of Fordham University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, Ms McNamara also holds a Master's Degree in Public Communications from American University. Ms. McNamara is a third-generation native Washingtonian. She lives in Bethesda, MD with her husband and two daughters.

Julie Rosenthal
President, JR Communications
Julie has more than 20 years of domestic and international PR and marketing communications expertise. Clients in a variety of corporate and nonprofit sectors enjoy her flair for everything from PR/Marcom strategy to putting major organizations and start-ups on the business map. Prior to creating her own firm, Julie led a marketing communications strategy for Sprint's $3 billion start-up telecommunications venture in Brazil. There she built a marketing communications department that included advertising and branding, Web site development, media relations, internal communications, and events/sponsorships. One of her greatest accomplishments there was the development and launch of the first long distance competitor in the country - a new brand, Intelig - through a nationwide multiMedia Blitz encouraging all Brazilians to get involved and vote on the name of their new phone company. And stateside, Julie was the East Coast Regional PR Director for Sprint PCS where she was responsible for launching this first digital competitor in the wireless market in the late nineties. Specifically, she retained and managed six local PR firms to assist her efforts. During her three-year stint, she built relationships with all telecom reporters in her key metro markets of Boston, Hartford, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Miami. As a result, Sprint PCS received consistent and prominent coverage in all major dailies and broadcast outlets. Before joining Sprint, Julie was PR Director of Cellular One's Washington / Baltimore market and prior to that served in leadership positions at major advertising and PR firms such as DDB Needham and Blanc and Otus where she served clients including McDonald's, Prime Outlets (formerly McArthur Glen), Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems and Luray Caverns. Julie has directed multilingual press events, conducted media training sessions, spearheaded branding strategy, created and managed employee events, and launched a multitude of successful advertising and public relations programs. Julie serves on the board of Leadership Greater Washington and the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Her volunteer endeavors include serving as a Business Volunteer for the Arts for the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington and being a member of Hexagon, a volunteer musical theatrical organization. She has also served on the boards of Hexagon, Greater DC Cares and the Washington Regional Alcohol Program. Julie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland.

Leon Seemann
Chief Operating Officer, Yeshiva of Greater Washington
Leon Seemann is a non-profit executive with over 15 years of helping non-profits grow. By focusing on aligning the organization's finances, procedures, and people with its mission and strategic plan, he has been able to help several non-profits succeed in reaching their next level. Mr. Seemann is currently the COO of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington (YGW). At YGW, he serves as the deputy to the Headmaster and works in close collaboration with the leadership team, existing administration and the board of directors to identify issues, and to develop and implement solutions. Areas of responsibility include day-to-day operational leadership, as well as oversight and direction of financial, human, facility, and technological resources. Recently, Mr. Seemann finished a five year project at Cultural Tourism DC (CTDC) where he served as the Deputy Director. Some highlights of his service included growing the organization from $1.4M, nine-person operation to a $2M, 23-person operation; developing new relationships with city officials and professional sports franchises; and diversifying the organization's funding by doubling the number of core funding sources, including new earned revenue opportunities. Mr. Seemann's work contributed to CTDC being named one of Greater Washington's Best Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy. Prior to CTDC, Mr. Seemann worked Studio Theatre (8 years) finishing his tenure as the General Manager, and Center Stage (1 year) ending as the Interim Business Manager.

HL Ward
President, Monument Bank
Mr. Ward has served as a director of Monument Bank since March 1999. Mr. Ward, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank since its organization, was President and Chief Executive Officer of Allegiance from December 1995 to October 1997. Prior to that time he served in various executive lending positions at Allegiance and its former sister bank Prince George's National Bank, including Executive Vice President - Chief Lending Officer, from 1992 to 1995. Mr. Ward has over 31 years of experience in the commercial banking and real estate development and finance industries.

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