PR 05/11: The Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) Names Marc Vogl Executive Director

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May 12, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Marc Vogl

San Francisco, CA -- The Board of Directors of The Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) is excited to announce the appointment of Marc Vogl as the organization's new Executive Director. This appointment is effective as of July 11, 2011.

Marc comes to BAVC from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, where he served as a Program Officer in the Performing Arts. At The Hewlett Foundation Marc managed operating, facility and capacity building grants to arts and arts-education organizations throughout the Bay Area, and led the Foundation's work to promote next generation leadership in the arts sector. Earlier in his career Marc co-founded the sketch comedy group Killing My Lobster and the Hi/Lo Film Festival and served as Executive Director of the Lobster Theater Project, a multi-disciplinary San Francisco arts nonprofit.

As Executive Director Marc will help BAVC build on its 35-year history of creating access to media education and technology for artists, activists, youth and adults in the Bay Area, and empowering new generations of media makers to tell their stories.

"The BAVC Board of Directors is thrilled to welcome Marc as BAVC's Executive Director. Marc's experience in the nonprofit arts community as well as his years of experience as a funder made him the ideal candidate for the position. We all look forward to working with him," said BAVC Board President, Bathsheba Malsheen.

"I am very excited to be joining an organization I've long admired and to be working with dynamic and inspiring colleagues and partners in communities that I care about deeply," said Marc. "The depth and breadth of BAVC's programming is extraordinary. BAVC is in the vanguard of media arts organizations defining what it means to tell stories in the 21st century, and figuring out how those stories can create social change."

Marc earned a bachelor's degree from Brown University and a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is co-Chair of the city of Oakland's Cultural Commission's Funding Advisory Committee and is a member of the Northern California Grantmakers Arts Loan Fund. Marc served on the San Francisco Arts Task Force and Barack Obama's National Arts Policy Committee and is also on the Board of At The Crossroads, a nonprofit serving homeless youth in San Francisco. In 2010 Marc received the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leader Award for his efforts to support young arts leaders.

About The Bay Area Video Coalition

The Bay Area Video Coalition (www.bavc.org) is the nation's largest noncommercial media arts center dedicated to providing access to media education and technology. BAVC is an affordable training center, a pioneer in technology-based workforce development and youth media training, and a critical resource for independent media makers.