LAKE GEORGE — Lake George Arts Project announces Tanya Tobias-Tomis as its new executive director, following the retirement of John Strong.
Tobias-Tomis has close to two decades of non-profit experience, including 12 years at Saratoga Arts, most recently in her role as associate director. Her accomplishments there included contributing to a significant growth in Saratoga Arts’ audience and revenue. She was also responsible for many of their projects, including their Art@Work + Home program, and the immensely popular First Night Saratoga.
Prior to this, Tobias-Tomis was education coordinator at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. In addition, she sits on a number of boards.
“The Board is so pleased to have found a person of Tanya’s caliber to take over the reins of this storied organization,” said Todd Rehm, president of Lake George Arts Project’s Board.
Tobias-Tomis is no stranger to the work of the organization.
“I’ve admired the Lake George Arts Project since I began working in the arts and have always been so amazed at the quality of the events I’ve attended in the past. I’m so excited to be a part of an organization that has made so many contributions to, and has had such a positive impact on the regional arts scene.”
Tobias-Tomis will step into the new role in late January, with John Strong staying on through January in order to assist with the transition.
A retirement celebration for Strong is being planned during Lake George Arts Project’s annual Spring Golf Tournament. Details will be announced in upcoming months.