BEAVERTON, Ore. – Mayor Denny Doyle announced today that he has selected Chris Ayzoukian as general manager for the Beaverton Center for the Arts (BCA), and Lani Faith as BCA capital campaign manager.
“I am excited with the talent they both bring,” said Mayor Doyle. “Looking at their experience is impressive to say the least. They will be good teammates and leaders. Chris brings knowledge and passion to his role. Lani has a wealth of experience in our region and a proven track record.”
Ayzoukian most recently served as Vice President, Philharmonic and Production, for the LA Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood Bowl, where he oversaw operations and production of performances at the two iconic venues. As general manager, Ayzoukian will establish and implement operating and management systems for the BCA, and will serve as primary liaison for design and construction of the facility.
"This is an exciting time in Beaverton and I am thrilled at the opportunity to help bring the Beaverton Center for the Arts to fruition,” said Ayzoukian. “I have been inspired by the strong sense of community in Beaverton and the level of engagement and enthusiasm by its residents in envisioning the city’s bright future. Working with Mayor Doyle, city staff, and all stakeholders, my goal is to build upon the excellent work already undertaken to create a premier cultural and arts destination in Beaverton.”
Faith comes to the city from Bridge Meadows, where she served as director of resource development managing fundraising, events and marketing for the nonprofit organization. As capital campaign manager, Faith will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the BCA capital campaign, which has a fundraising goal of $11 million in private philanthropy.
“I am delighted to have Chris and Lani join the team,” said Pat Reser, chair of the Beaverton Arts and Culture Foundation. “They have the talent and drive to help us complete our fundraising and make the center a reality.”
The proposed Beaverton Center for the Arts will host international, national, and local performances. The 43,500 square foot center will strengthen Beaverton’s economic vitality, support prosperity, and become a well-known resource to the arts and culture community. The BCA is a public-private partnership. Groundbreaking is estimated in early 2018 adjacent to The Round in Beaverton Central. A public parking garage is also planned for the site.
The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon’s sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active, and responsible city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in the top ten of Money magazine’s 50 Best Small Cities in America for 2016, Beaverton truly is “The Best of Oregon.”
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Caption 1: The City of Beaverton has hired Chris Ayzoukian (pictured) as the new general manager of the proposed Beaverton Center for the Arts. Ayzoukian most recently served as Vice President, Philharmonic and Production, for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. (Photo/Chris Ayzoukian)
Caption 2: The City of Beaverton has hired Lani Faith (pictured) as the new capital campaign manager for the proposed Beaverton Center for the Arts. Faith comes to the city from Bridge Meadows, where she served as director of resource development for the nonprofit organization. (Photo/Lani Faith)