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New Vice President Joins MAS

MAS President Vin Cipolla today announced that William Taylor has been named Vice President for Finance and Administration. This appointment comes after a nationwide search. Taylor joins MAS after an extensive career in nonprofit financial and operations management in the performing arts. He served for more than 20 years as the Vice President, COO and CFO of Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston, which has been the home of Boston Ballet, Boston Lyric Opera and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. As a key member of the Center’s executive leadership team, Taylor guided the growth of the organization from startup, including the historic restoration of the Center’s theaters, and provided the critical financial leadership necessary to sustain the Center’s mission. More recently, Taylor has been engaged as an arts management consultant at AMS Planning & Research in Fairfield, CT, focused on strategic and business planning, operations benchmarking and organizational performance measurement, including developing metrics demonstrating the contributions of performing arts centers to cultural and community vitality. “Bill possesses a skill set that is invaluable to an organization like MAS,” Cipolla said. “He has deep experience in nonprofit management and leadership, which will help take MAS to the next level” Taylor said of his appointment, “I am very enthusiastic about joining MAS at this exciting time in its history and look forward to supporting Vin Cipolla and the Board of Director’s compelling vision for the future of the organization.” Taylor holds a recent Master of Science in Management from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University and has completed executive education programs in strategic planning and organizational performance measurement at Harvard Business School’s Social Enterprise Initiative. Cipolla praised the work of James Liao, who announced last year that he was leaving the post after six years. “Jim’s service to MAS has been exemplary in every way. I will miss his wisdom, dedication, and creativity. He has been a trusted advisor to me, and a tremendous asset for MAS.” Taylor officially joins MAS on Monday.
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