Halifax’s Neptune Theatre has announced the appointment of Kimberlee Stadelmann as the company’s new executive director.
Stadelmann, who takes up the role in April, joins Neptune from Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre, where she has held positions of increasing responsibility over her 15-year tenure and currently serves as associate executive director.
“Neptune has a rich, 60-year history of producing exceptional live theatre in Halifax and making its mark on the national theatre scene,” says Stadelmann in a media release. “I am honoured to be taking on the executive director position and becoming part of the Neptune family.”
Neptune board chair Paul Laberge says that the company was looking for a leader with a deep understanding of the business of not-for-profit theatre and a demonstrated track record of building financial sustainability and cultivating meaningful relationships. “Kim completely fits that bill, and I along with the rest of the board of directors, look forward to the positive impact she will have on Neptune in her new role.”
“I have had an opportunity to get to know Kimberlee through this process and am impressed by her accomplishments at Citadel and her approach to tackling the challenges and capitalizing on the opportunities that Neptune has before it,” adds artistic director Jeremy Webb.
Stadelmann takes over from Catherine Bagnell Styles. A member of the Neptune board of directors, Styles will continue in the role through April to help ensure a smooth transition.