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Posted: February 13, 2014 Performing arts center director to speak to speak at Annual Awards Dinner

The Executive Director of the performing arts center in Fond du Lac is coming to Eau Claire to speak at Downtown Eau Claire, Inc.'s Annual Awards Dinner on February 26.

Kevin Miller's keynote address is entitled, "The arts as an economic catalyst? Outrageous!"

Since June of 2007, Kevin has been Executive Director of Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA), formerly known as Windhover Center for the Arts. A multi-use art center located in the heart of downtown Fond du Lac, Miller provided the vision and leadership for a multi-million dollar expansion transforming THELMA into a major regional arts destination. This dynamic development in downtown Fond du Lac has been a catalyst for new business and recreation opportunities, and provides unparalleled access to arts and entertainment.

Committed to a thriving downtown Fond du Lac, Miller served on the board of directors for the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership (DFP) and was the chair of the DFP Economic Restructuring committee. He is part of a unique collaboration that created the vision plan for a vibrant Arts & Entertainment District in downtown Fond du Lac. Through his work with the DFP, Kevin was named Wisconsin Main Street's Volunteer of the Year for 2011. In January, 2013, Governor Walker appointed Kevin to serve on the Wisconsin Arts Board. On the Arts Board his role is focusing on the arts as a tool for economic development

and tourism.


The entertainment for the evening will be provided by the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire mixed a capella group "Impromptu."


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