CEO of Atlanta's Woodruff Arts Center to Step Down

Classic Arts News   CEO of Atlanta's Woodruff Arts Center to Step Down
Shelton Stanfill, president and CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta since 1996, will step down next year, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The Woodruff is the parent organization of the Atlanta Symphony, High Museum of Art, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta College of Art, and Young Audiences of Atlanta.

Under Stanfill's leadership, the Woodruff bought the land for the ASO's proposed new home designed by Santiago Calatrava; initiated a $130 million expansion of the High Museum; and added Young Audiences, which provides arts outreach for local students. Stanfill has also worked to collaborate with other local organizations, including Georgia State University and Georgia Tech, according to the Journal-Consitution.

"In all honesty, I'm leaving because the center is at the top of its game and I'm at the top of my game," Stanfill told the paper. "I'd love to have some of my weekends and evenings back, and the timing sort of works for me."

Before coming to Atlanta, Stanfill was president of the Los Angeles Music Center.

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