TACA President and Executive Director Announces His Retirement

TACA - The Arts Community Alliance - announced Wednesday that its president and executive director Wolford McCue will retire at the end of this year. The board will immediately initiate a comprehensive search for a new leader for the arts and cultural organization.McCue has led TACA for three years. Under his leadership, the organization launched a new strategic plan that included funding for the visual arts, deeper engagement of millennials in the arts community and collaborative efforts with Dallas' new Cultural Plan. He also oversaw the streamlining of the TACA grants process. Michelle Thomas, chairman of TACA's board of directors, said McCue made significant contributions to TACA. "His leadership ensured a smooth transition after the retirement of long-time executive director Rebecca Young," she said in a written statement. "During his tenure, he has engaged the organization in a variety of new initiatives that deepened our connection to the community."Another board member, chair-elect Tara Lewis, said McCue has been critical to TACA's success. "From the beginning, Wolford's intent has been to guide TACA in retaining its community trust and improving its relevancy and emotional connection to the arts community and to our donors," she said.McCue said he was proud of what his team accomplished and added that he's "equally excited about what the future holds as TACA continues to strengthen and expand its grants and capacity building programs."TACA has been committed to making North Texas a strong cultural community that offers new premieres and productions, impactful residencies and community initiatives, and more opportunities for artists and audiences alike. Coming up this fall will be the 2019 TACA Lexus Party on the Green Oct. 4. Learn more at taca-arts.org.  Continue reading...

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