New Center CEO working for you


By all accounts, the future of the direction of arts and entertainment for our region, with regard to the Center for the Performing Arts, is in good hands. Tania Castroverde Moskalenko is at the helm of the organization and campus as its new chief executive officer.

She began her job August 13, taking over for interim CEO Frank Basile, who did a stellar job. We had an opportunity to chat up her and her husband, Alexi, at a recent private gathering.  And let us tell you… She is one confident woman with a track record of success. We believe she will add to that here and for all the right reasons that will benefit Central Indiana residents for years to come.

Coming from Germantown, Tennessee (in suburban Nashville), as the ranking officer of its performing arts center, she turned around a fiscally-challenged facility, elevated the quality of performing acts, and got nose-deep in fundraising. She told us last week that fundraising here is one of her primary objectives.

She is so genuine, so embracing of the region and its hospitality thus far, and she clearly is excited and grateful for the opportunity before her. So, the question becomes: When will she begin to put her own stamp on the Center? We assume that’s going to come after she is able to locate the conference room.

Once she gets settled, arts patrons will see subtle – and maybe not-so-subtle – changes, all aimed at enhancing the experience, to speak nothing of boosting education opportunities through the Center and the Michael Feinstein Initiative. It should prove truly enjoyable to watch it all unfold, and we wish her success in her endeavors.