Monday, June 7, 2010

Young Audiences Announces New Board of Directors Members

Young Audiences, Woodruff Arts Center (YAWAC) is pleased to announce that Paul Denton, a transportation solution team leader for General Electric Transportation Systems, and Diane Evans, an active community volunteer and long-time Atlanta resident, have been elected to the organization’s 2010-2011 Board of Directors.

Denton brings to Young Audiences more than 20 years of experience and leadership in business administration and operations management. Denton is also an active member of the Atlanta community through his membership with the General Electric Elfun Atlanta Chapter, which participates in local non-profit organizations and events, including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Festival of Trees and Habitat for Humanity.

“I am thrilled to serve on the Young Audiences Board of Directors. The organization’s mission is essential to the growth and education of young people throughout Georgia and is one of the many reasons I look forward to providing guidance and expertise to the organization over the coming year,” said Denton.

Evans joins the Board of Directors with an extensive background in community involvement. She has served as co-chair of the Trinity School Spotlight on Southern Artists fund-raiser, president of the Trinity School Parents Association and as a founding member of the Buckhead Chapter of the National Charity League, a mother-daughter service organization.

“I have always been passionate about serving my community, especially in areas that relate to education and the overall development of our youth. As a new member of the Young Audiences Board of Directors, I am excited to focus on building relationships within the community that will help the organization continue its success in reaching students across Georgia with arts experiences and opportunities for creative growth,” said Evans.

“Young Audiences is excited to welcome Paul Denton and Diane Evans to the Board of Directors. Both individuals have shown exceptional leadership and excellence through their professional careers and community involvement, and we are delighted they have chosen to serve our organization with their talents and enthusiasm over the next year,” said Tony Kimbrell, Executive Director of Young Audiences, Woodruff Arts Center.

About Young Audiences, Woodruff Arts Center

Young Audiences, Woodruff Arts Center (YAWAC) is Georgia’s leading provider of arts-in-education programming. Part of the prestigious 31 chapter national Young Audiences organization, YAWAC brings the power of live arts experiences to Georgia students from pre-school to high school. From a small organization of nine artists in 1983, YAWAC is celebrating 25 years of service and has grown into a force in arts education, comprising more than 65 professional artists and ensembles that reach nearly 700,000 students each year in over 50 counties statewide. We fulfill our mission – to transform the lives and learning of young people through the arts – by providing a dazzling and culturally diverse array of curriculum-based assemblies, workshops and residencies in music, dance, theatre, literary and visual arts. For more information, please visit

About Woodruff Arts Center

The Woodruff Arts Center is the largest arts center in the Southeast as well as one of the four largest in the nation. The Woodruff is unique in that it combines five visual and performing arts divisions on one campus as one not-for-profit organization. Opening in 1968, the Woodruff Arts Center is home to the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the High Museum of Art, Young Audiences and the 14th Street Playhouse.

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