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Ormond Memorial Art Museum Announces New Executive Director

from: Ormond Memorial Art Museum

Stephanie Mason-Teague, a longtime resident of Ormond Beach and a respected leader in the cultural arts community, has been named executive director of the Ormond Memorial Museum of Art and Gardens.

With over 16 years of professional artistic experience, Mason-Teague is a leader in artistic management, fundraising and operations. Her professional accomplishments include serving as the Executive Director of Cinematique of Daytona for 10 years, where she coordinated the opening of the first art house cinema in the Volusia-Flagler area.

For the past six years, she served first as Director of Development and most recently as Director of Operations at the Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences. In this capacity, she was a member of the management team and was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, the Lohman Family Planetarium and the Root Family Salle.

“We are very pleased to welcome Stephanie on board,” said Lisa Perry, Chair of the Ormond Memorial Art Museum Board of Trustees. “His passion and advocacy for the arts gives him a unique ability to continue the work we have done in honoring our veterans and bringing art to the community, and his enthusiasm for new programming, including our venue rental project, will ensure that we continue to thrive for decades to come.

The museum’s outgoing director, Susan Richmond, is retiring following the completion of the museum construction project next month.

“I love this place, our people and our programming,” she said. “I have known and worked with Stephanie for years and couldn’t be happier to have her take the helm. I can’t wait to see her and the museum soar.

Mason-Teague also launched Outdoor Movies Under the Stars for the community, was founder and president of the Daytona Beach Film Festival, and produced and worked on-air in Public Broadcasting Service programs.

“I am honored to join the staff of the Ormond Memorial Museum of Art and Gardens,” said Mason-Teague. “OMAM holds a special place in my heart and is such an important part of the Ormond Beach Cultural Arts District. The building expansion will allow the museum to serve the community in new and exciting ways. I am thrilled to be a part of this one.”

Mason-Teague and her husband, William, have been active residents of Ormond Beach for 20 years and raised their two children there.