McColl Center for Art + Innovation has selected Bill Geiger as its Interim President + CEO, effective August 28, 2017. Geiger is an executive consultant with LevRidge Resources, a Charlotte-based firm dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations build capacity through interim senior engagements and consulting assignments. Geiger’s appointment follows the retirement of founding president and CEO Suzanne Fetscher after nearly two decades of leading McColl Center, Charlotte’s first and longest-running artist residency program.
Most recently, Geiger served as interim executive director of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, NC. He’s also consulted to Read Charlotte, participated in the Dismantling Racism workshop and become engaged in the work of Race Matters for Juvenile Justice, serves on the Board of Charlotte Bilingual Preschool, and is a member of Leadership Charlotte Class 39. Prior to his arrival in Charlotte in January 2016, Geiger was the president and CEO of the McGaw YMCA in Evanston, IL for eleven years. His business career included ten years at Steelcase Inc., where he worked with its independent dealers in the U.S. providing interim management and structuring ownership transitions.
McColl Center’s board of directors is conducting a national search for a new permanent president and CEO.
Fetscher and her husband Elmar will remain in Charlotte. She plans to explore new opportunities, including consulting and writing. Following her departure from McColl Center, Fetscher assumes the title of Emeritus President + CEO.
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