Chatfield Center for the Arts welcomes new director

It is with mixed feelings that Chatfield Center for Arts (CCA) announces that Jenni Petersen-Brant has resigned her position as marketing director. She has moved down Highway 52 to become the Arts and Cultural Affairs coordinator within the Economic Development Department of the city of Dubuque. 

"This is a position that coordinates and supports the city of Dubuque’s efforts to infuse and enable the arts to thrive throughout community. It is an incredibly exciting and unique big picture position,” said Petersen-Brant of her decision. 

Petersen-Brant had been with CCA for almost three years and was instrumental in developing the organization’s infrastructure and marketing tools, community outreach programs and visual arts events. 

"Jenni made many friends in the Chatfield community and her energy and creativity will be missed." said Board President Carla Gallina.  ­“We look forward to following her success as we continue to build on the foundation that she helped lay for the organization.”

Chatfield Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Michael Speck has been hired as a full-time operations director to continue to build the organizations operational infrastructure and to advance regional and community outreach. 

Speck has an extensive background in performing arts and advanced degrees in Arts and Cultural Management and Project Management. He joined the CCA on Tuesday, Sept. 3, and will be working in the center, Mondays through Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and during all public and private events.