The Flynn Center announced Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer John Killacky has announced plans to step down in June 2018.
Killacky has been with the Flynn since 2010.
Access and inclusion were priorities during Killacky’s time at the Flynn, according to a release from the Center. The Flynn now works with 75 human and social service agencies to provide discounted tickets for clients, hosts 38,000 student matinees, and provides $30,000 in scholarships for classes and camps.
Killacky also led a three-year $2.3 million renovation campaign for the Flynn, funded by 274 people, corporations, foundations, and government agencies.
“It is such a pleasure and honor to steward this extraordinary organization,” Killacky said.
“I look forward to the season ahead working with the amazing staff and board, supporters, participants, and audience members to ensure that our mantra of ‘Everybody Belongs’ at the Flynn continues to be realized,” Killacky continued.
A national search to find his replacement will start this fall.
“John has been an invaluable leader of the Flynn, and we couldn’t be happier with what he’s accomplished,” said Board Chair Eric Flegenheimer.
“He worked tirelessly to ensure that the Flynn id a pillar of the community, an organization that is widely respected in the arts field, and a place where everyone feels welcome. On behalf of the entire board, our thanks go out to John, who has served as an outstanding leader and inspiration to everyone at the Flynn. We look forward to working with him over this next season,” said Flegenheimer.