PAUL HELFRICH, former president of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, has been named president & CEO of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA), an organization formed July 1, 2012 through the merger of Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, and Dayton Philharmonic. Key staff members of the DPAA include DAVID BUKVIC, director of marketing and communications; LAURIE COTHRAN, corporate gifts and sponsorships manager; CHUCK DURITSCH, communications and media manager; LAURA FIKE, director of development; CONNIE McKAMEY, foundation gifts and grants manager; GLORIA PUGH, director of education; and KATHY REED, chief administrative officer.

Posted July 27, 2012