Maine Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) has announced the appointment of Peter Alexander to serve as the organization’s executive director. Alexander, a well-known musician and organizer from Bath, was selected over a large field of candidates to lead the Alliance in the implementation of its new strategic plan, with a focus on advocacy and professional development for arts educators.
Alexander is one of the few people in the United States with a Masters Degree specializing in nonprofit advocacy and organization. He is an accomplished musician and has a long history of leadership in the fields of both the arts and environment. Since 2009 he has served as president of the Maine Songwriters Association ; he is the convener and leader of the Gulf of Maine Restoration Initiative; he served from 2009 - 2011 as president of Opportunity Maine; and he is a founding member and still serves on the board of the America’s Great Waters Coalition.
MAAE is planning a reception to officially welcome Alexander on October 21 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Slates Restaurant in Hallowell. Among the activities will be talks by Maine’s arts education leaders and performances by some of Maine’s outstanding music students. Members of the public are invited but, because space is limited, they must reserve a seat by writing to email@example.com.