Today, the Bee Vradenburg Foundation announced its new executive director, David Siegel, a Manitou Springs native who many already know from his music gigs about town either solo or with the jazz group Mango Fan Django.
Siegel, 23, will take up the job vacated by Susan Edmondson, who left earlier this year to lead the Downtown Partnership. Currently, Siegel works as a program associate for the El Pomar Foundation, and will work only part-time at Bee Vradenburg and El Pomar until January 2014, when he'll go full-time at the former.
Siegel was chosen over 50 other applicants, says the press release, adding that his local knowledge helped him land the job. Said board president Phil Kendall, "David brings a lifelong passion for the arts and commitment to this region."