Overture Announces First Female VP of Operations

Overture Announces First Female VP of Operations

Ted DeDee, President and CEO of Madison's Overture Center for the Arts, announced that effective July 1, 2017, Jacquie Goetz will succeed Rudy Lienau as the Overture's first female vice president of operations.

"We are excited that [Jacquie] Goetz has accepted this role and are confident that her years of experience with Overture and working alongside Rudy makes her a great fit for this position," commented DeDee.

Goetz began her career at Overture in 1992 when it was the Madison Civic Center and was promoted to Director of Event Services after ten years, which reported directly to Lienau. In her new role, Goetz will now oversee front-of-house, back-of-house and general event services; the technical department; safety and security; non-performance and local arts rentals; and resident organization relations.

"I am delighted that my colleague [Goetz] will assume the role I have enjoyed for the past 14 years - Overture's Vice President of Operations," commented Lienau. "The department is being left in very good hands and that the executive leadership of Overture will be reinforced by the infusion of her strength of leadership. Jacquie has the experience and judgement necessary to excel in this position as she has in her other positions here and will continue to enhance the customer experience at Overture and place her stamp of quality on this organization that I have come to love."

Lienau's 34-year career at Overture, with both the City of Madison and Overture Center Foundation, began at the Madison Civic Center in 1983 as an events manager and continued to his promotion to VP of Operations in 2003, just before Overture Center for the Arts was opened. One of Lienau's responsibilities has been the programming of Duck Soup Cinema silent film series in the historic Capitol Theater for more than 30 years, which he will continue to program for at least the next two years on a consulting basis.

OVERTURE CENTER FOR THE ARTS in Madison, Wisconsin, features seven state-of-the-art performance spaces and five galleries where national and international touring artists, ten resident companies and hundreds of local artists engage people in nearly 700,000 educational and artistic experiences each year.


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