TRURO - There will be a new man behind the helm of the Cobequid Arts Council, which operates the Marigold Cultural Centre, come Monday.
Al Rosen, who lives in Malagash with his wife Gaby, has been hired for the executive director position, taking over for Ross Thompson.
Thompson held the position of interim executive director for almost two years.
According to a press release issued on the hiring, the council has "achieved greater financial stability, completed upgrades to the Marigold's infrastructure and greatly expanded the opportunities for community members to participate in arts and culture" under Thompson's leadership.
"Ross has had a large impact on the arts council," said Dennis James, council president, in the same release. "He contributed greatly to our success and I am optimistic we will maintain the momentum."
Rosen joins the Cobequid Arts Council after a 38-year career with the Royal Bank of Canada, and stints with the University of Calgary and the Canadian Automobile Association, not to mention a variety of non-profit organizations.
On his selection as the new executive director, Rosen said, "the Cobequid Arts Council and the Marigold serve a diverse marketplace and have enormous potential. I am excited to work with our partners in the community to enhance the Marigold experience."