MARCO ISLAND — The Board of Directors of the Art League Marco Island’s Center for the Arts announced the resignation of Executive Director Christine Neal on Tuesday.
Neal, in a prepared statement, thanked the organization for the opportunity to serve the membership and community over the past six and a half years. She also expressed her thanks to utilize her skills and talents in a field that “is my passion,” per the prepared release issued Tuesday afternoon.
The resignation comes as Neal has made the decision to relocate back to Michigan.
As the organization is in the midst of major events, programming and organizational change, she will continue to serve in her current position through April 30 and is available as needed for a smooth transition, she said.
Since her tenure began, Neal has been instrumental in the Art League’s outreach to businesses and residents, acquiring awareness and support for the organization and its important role in the community, the Art League board reported in the release.
Neal attributes the accomplishments that have taken place during her tenure as the result of teamwork with the many committees and board members she has served with, she said.
Project Rescue is now a key force in raising funds to keep the doors of the Art League open. While Phase 1 of this campaign was kicked off in November, Neal has been assisting with the development of a new business model for the organization, to strengthen and secure its future.
“It is with sadness that the Art League will be searching to find a replacement for Ms. Neal. The Board will soon announce the appointment of a search committee to seek qualified candidates to fill the executive director position,” the release stated.
Neal continues to be supportive of the organization beyond the terms of her employment there.
“It has been my pleasure and privilege to work for the Art League Marco Island’s Center for the Arts. I wish the organization and its members much success as they continue to build for the future,” she said.