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Tom Ayres Takes Helm of First Night Burlington

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First Night Burlington has annnounced it's hired a new executive director, Tom Ayres. Once public relations director at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Ayres is returning to the area's arts scene. He had positions at a Portland, Maine, performing-arts organization, the Champlain Valley Area Health Education Center and the Humane Society of Chittenden County in between.

Before his brief sojourn in Maine, Ayres was also a popular DJ at WRUV, spinning primarily roots and Americana music.

The animals may be sad to see their pet-loving CEO go, but Ayres sounds pretty happy to make the move.

"I am delighted to reconnect with Vermont's vibrant and ever-evolving arts community," he said in a press release issued today. "I look forward to leading our organization into its next evolution."

Ayres replaces former director Jennifer Crowell, who relocated to western Massachusetts.

First Night Burlington, a substance-free celebration of the arts and New Year's Eve, will turn 31 on December 31, 2013, with music and other performances at venues throughout the city.

 

 

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