Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New EO at the Torpedo Factory

The Torpedo Factory Art Center Board has appointed my good friend Harry E. Mahon interim chief executive officer of the Torpedo Factory Art Center (TFAC).

“The Board is very pleased to have Mr. Mahon in this leadership role. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about Alexandria, the arts, and nonprofit organizations, as well as successful business experience,” said Susan Corrigan, president of the Torpedo Factory Art Center Board.

Under the direction of the Board, appointed by Alexandria City Council in 2010, Mr. Mahon will manage the operations of TFAC and assist with strategic planning, resource development, and other new Board initiatives.

Mr. Mahon previously served as president and trustee of the Northern Fine Arts Association, based at the Athenaeum. While there, Mr. Mahon led a significant renovation of the Athenaeum interior and established collaborations with The Washington Ballet to provide ballet classes, the Songwriters Association of Washington for the Second Thursday Music program, and other regional arts groups. He also had a successful career in telecommunications with companies such as AT&T, GTE, and INTELSAT. He is the creator of and ArtsMedia News. Mr. Mahon has served the City of Alexandria as a member of several City commissions. He lives in Old Town with his wife, Twig Murray, and son, Jamie.

“I am honored to be working with the Torpedo Factory Art Center Board to build a solid future for this vibrant City asset,” said Mr. Mahon.

Go get them Harry! Great choice!