METAIRIE, La. — From the Jefferson Performing Arts Society (by way of the New Orleans Agenda):
JPAS has introduced the appointment of Robert DeViney as its new government director. He joins the group after serving because the chief working officer of New Orleans Metropolis Park, the place he performed a task within the development of the park for nearly 23 years.
All through his profession, DeViney has demonstrated a deep ardour for this group. His intensive background in operations, strategic planning, and fundraising shall be invaluable in advancing JPAS’s mission to supply accessible and various performing arts experiences to the Jefferson Parish group and past.
DeViney will oversee the group’s day-to-day operations, strategic initiatives, and group partnerships. He’ll work intently with the board of administrators, employees, and artists to additional improve the standard and accessibility of JPAS performances, teaching programs and group outreach efforts.
“I’m honored and thrilled to hitch the Jefferson Performing Arts Society as its government director,” mentioned Robert DeViney. “JPAS has a wealthy historical past of bringing distinctive performing arts experiences to the group, and I look ahead to working collaboratively with the gifted group to increase the attain and influence of our applications. Collectively, we are going to proceed to complement the cultural panorama of Jefferson Parish and encourage audiences via the ability of the performing arts.”
Maestro Dennis Assaf mentioned, “As founding Inventive Director, I’m significantly excited and happy to welcome Rob as Govt Director to JPAS. I’ve an extended historical past with the DeViney household as Rob’s father, former Jefferson Parish Councilman Bob DeViney, was the primary elected official to assist our fledgling group means again in 1978. And his assist solely strengthened till his premature demise in 2011. Rob and his spouse Allison are devoted JPAS dad and mom who’ve supported our youth applications by enrolling their son Garrett in our JPAS Theatre Youngsters! program. As a specific level of satisfaction and becoming irony, in August of 2015, JPAS produced the very first Broadway musical within the new Jefferson Performing Arts Middle, Magnificence and The Beast, Jr., and Councilman DeViney’s grandson performed the Beast! How is that for lovely Karma? Welcome aboard Robby.”
DeViney’s appointment comes at an thrilling time for JPAS, because the group continues to develop its creative programming and have interaction a various vary of audiences. His management and imaginative and prescient will contribute to strengthening JPAS’s place as a premier performing arts establishment within the Gulf South area.
DeViney can be the co-captain of the Krewe of Argus.