Main Line Art Center Announces New Leadership
HAVERFORD, PA (January 4, 2018) — The Board of Directors of Main Line Art Center announces that Thomas Scurto-Davis has been named Interim Executive Director of the Center. Scurto-Davis, who has held the position of Director of Finance and Operations for the Center over the past 8 years, replaces Amie Potsic who is moving on to pursue a personal venture.
“I am deeply honored to support such a talented and committed staff as we work together with the community to prepare the Center for its next executive leader,” said Scurto-Davis.
Scurto-Davis has served as Director of Finance and Operations at the Center since 2010. In that role he was responsible for all finance functions as well as technology, human resources and physical plant. He is passionate about advancing the role of arts and culture in the national consciousness and has been committed to promoting nonprofits through enhanced education and management for more than 30 years.
Hooked on the arts since his first junior high musical, Scurto-Davis successfully pursued a career as an operatic baritone for more than 20 years. His performance career included principle roles in some of the country’s most notable opera houses, including many with Opera Philadelphia.
He developed his financial and management expertise through positions at TechRocks, the Darlington Arts Center, Commonwealth Youth Choirs and the Asian Arts Initiative. Most recently, Scurto-Davis has served as adjunct faculty for La Salle University’s Masters in Nonprofit Leadership and as an instructor and consultant for The Nonprofit Center. Scurto-Davis holds a B.M. in vocal performance from the University of Michigan and an M.S. in arts administration from Drexel University.
“While the Center moves to identify its next Executive Director, the Board, faculty and staff remain as committed as ever to the community and the Center’s mission,” said Jim Dugan, President of the Board of Directors. “Main Line Art Center is excited to usher in this new era and looks forward to what the future holds.”
Main Line Art Center is the community’s home to discover, create, and experience visual art. The mission of Main Line Art Center is to inspire and engage people of all ages, abilities, and economic means in visual art through education, exhibitions, and experiences. Committed to increasing the visibility and accessibility of art, the Art Center presents innovative exhibitions and events in the community. Main Line Art Center’s educational offerings for all ages, abilities, and economic means span from traditional to contemporary, and are all held to the highest level of excellence. In 2015, Main Line Art Center received the Commitment to Cultural Access Award from Art-Reach for the Center’s Accessible Art Programs for children and adults with disabilities. Additionally, the Art Center grants over $10,000 in need-based scholarships annually. Last year, Main Line Art Center engaged 21,000 people through classes, exhibitions, and Summer Art Camp, and touched the lives of over 78,000 through Exhibitions in the Community and festivals across the Philadelphia area. Main Line Art Center is located at 746 Panmure Road in Haverford, behind the Wilkie Lexus dealership just off of Lancaster Avenue. The Art Center is easily accessible from public transportation and offers abundant free parking. For more information, please visit www.mainlineart.org or call 610.525.0272.
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