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The Vice President of Marketing & Communications Joined the Center in 2019

MIDLAND, Mich. – After almost 40 years of dedicated service in the arts industry, Diane Willcox, Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Midland Center for the Arts, has announced her retirement, effective early August 2024.

Diane's illustrious career spans various administrative roles in the performing arts, including General Manager; Director of Marketing, Communications, and Development; and Executive Director. Joining Midland Center for the Arts in December 2019, Diane brought in a wealth of experience from esteemed organizations such as The Old Globe Theatre, Broadway in San Diego, Wharton Center for the Arts at Michigan State University, and Broadway in Tucson.

Reflecting on her time at the Center, Diane said, "I came to Midland Center for the Arts excited about joining such a vibrant and complex organization. My admiration for the Center has only grown as we continued to serve the community through the pandemic and the floods of 2020. It has been a privilege to work with an amazingly talented and creative group of professionals. While I will miss working at the Center, I look forward to experiencing the Center as a guest and community member.” 

As Diane transitions into retirement, Midland Center for the Arts is actively working with Grant Management Group to find a suitable replacement for her role. "We are immensely grateful for Diane's contributions to the Center and wish her all the best in her well-deserved retirement," said Jon Loos, President and CEO of Midland Center. "We are committed to ensuring a smooth transition and are confident in finding a qualified successor to build upon Diane's legacy."

Diane plans to remain in Midland to spend more time with her family and looks forward to continuing her support of the arts as a patron and potential volunteer. As she concludes her tenure, Midland Center will embark on an exciting chapter for the organization as they look toward their upcoming renovations.

For those interested in applying for the Vice President of Marketing & Communications role at Midland Center for the Arts, please contact Jamie Grant at Grant Management Group:

Jamie Grant
Phone: 760-895-8300


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