Lincoln Theater Announces New Board Of Directors Leadership

Lincoln Theater Announces New Board Of Directors Leadership

Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater announces the appointment of Bob Hurley and Michael Madden as co-chairs of the Theater's Board of Directors.

"Bob and Michael have worked with the Theater for many years in a variety of capacities, so we are excited that they have stepped into this role," said Patricia Moskowite, General Manager of Lincoln Theater. "This is an exciting time for the Theater and both Bob and Michael bring a wealth of professional skills, passion, and commitment to our mission of fostering the cultural and artistic wellbeing of the Napa Valley community. We look forward to great things from our Board of Directors under their leadership."

Bob Hurley, Executive Chef and Owner of beloved local restaurant Hurley's, retired last year after selling his business to Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. He has served on Lincoln Theater's Board of Directors since 2010, and he brings a love of the arts, deep ties to the community, and practical business expertise to his leadership role on the Board.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Lincoln Theater's Board of Directors. We have accomplished a lot over the past several years and I look forward to keeping that momentum going as we work with theater staff to implement our new and ambitious 3-year strategic plan," said Hurley.

A longtime resident of the Valley, Hurley has a strong history of philanthropy and community involvement. He has maintained a long-standing, supportive relationship with the Veterans Home, cooked for first responders during the recent wildfires, and has been a regular participant in charitable events including Napa Valley Wine Auction, Hands Across the Valley's food bank benefit, Staglin Family Vineyard's Music Festival For Brain Health, and many others. Bob lives in Napa with his wife, Cynthia, and their two children, all of whom are also dedicated supporters of the arts in our community.

After generously serving as Lincoln Theater's Board President for 5 years, John Dunbar, Mayor of Yountville, is stepping down. His responsibilities in the community have grown significantly in recent years, but he will "continue to be an ambassador for the Theater and the arts in Yountville and throughout Napa Valley."

Hurley and Madden take the helm alongside Board members Barbara Nemko, Banafsheh Akhlaghi, Max Duley, Michael Berg, Tim Laczynski, and Jeri Hansen. Hurley and Madden officially began their new roles as co-chairs of the board on January 10, 2019.

Lincoln Theater offers a rich array of world-class music, dance, theater, film, and community and arts education programs in its 1,200 seat, state-of-the-art venue. The home of Symphony Napa Valley, the Lincoln Theater Experience sponsors free concerts and in-school programs with partners and organizations throughout Napa Valley, adding to the thriving performing arts culture of the community. Lincoln Theater is also available to host corporate rentals for trade shows, conferences, speakers and workshops - and more!

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