Neale Perl Resigns as Scottsdale Arts CEO to Pursue New Opportunities

Having led the process to rebrand the organization and successfully implement a more efficient organizational structure, Neale Perl has resigned as Scottsdale Arts CEO to pursue new opportunities.

"Thanks to Neale's leadership and vision, Scottsdale Arts is well positioned to achieve great things," Scottsdale Arts Board of Trustees Chair Kathy Wills said. "Neale was instrumental in developing and implementing an effective integrative organizational structure, a new strategic plan and a rebranding of the entire organization. Scottsdale Arts achieved significant success in a number of areas including increased attendance at Canal Convergence, SMoCA and the Center for Performing Arts. We very much appreciate the work Neale did and wish him great success wherever his future endeavors take him."

Former Scottsdale Arts Board of Trustees Chair Mike Miller, who spent 11 years as President and CEO at Scottsdale Insurance Company, has been named Interim CEO. Miller was on the Scottsdale Arts board for nine years. Natalie Marsh has been appointed Interim Chief of Operations and will be responsible for daily operations in addition to her ongoing responsibilities as Director of Education and Outreach.

The Board of Trustees has formed a search committee to pursue a permanent CEO. Wills will chair the search committee. No timetable has been established to complete the search.

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Through its partnership with the City of Scottsdale, the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts (formerly known as Scottsdale Cultural Council) creates diverse, inspired arts experiences and educational opportunities that foster active, lifelong community engagement with the arts. Since its founding in 1987, Scottsdale Arts has grown into a regionally and nationally significant, multidisciplinary arts organization offering an exceptional variety of programs through three acclaimed divisions - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art - serving more than 400,000 participants annually.

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