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Director of Acadiana Center for the Arts leaving for new job in Arizona

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LAFAYETTE, La. -

Acadiana Center for the Arts announced that  Executive Director Dr. Gerd Wuestemann is leaving the organization. 

 AcA announced Thursday that Wuestemann will be heading to Arizona after taking a new position. Wuestemann has been executive director for AcA for nearly ten years.

Under his direction, the Acadiana Center for the Arts started funding to building new facilities, hired more staff and set up a board of directors. In 2016, AcA won the Governor's Culture Award. 

Wuestemann will go on to manage Scottsdale Arts in Scottsdale Arizona. 

"Gerd will be greatly missed by the AcA, its Board of Directors, staff, and the Acadiana community. He was instrumental in developing AcA into the organization it is today and we are grateful for his tireless service to the arts in Acadiana," Olivia Regard, President of the AcA Board of Directors said.

Senior staff members Vicki Chrisman and Bree Sargent will co-direct the organization after Wuestmann's departure. AcA says it will be committed to a seamless transition of leadership without interruption of the organizations programming. 

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