Mission & Leadership

Mission

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s mission is to present a world-class celebration of arts and entertainment that enriches the cultural, economic, and social vitality of the region.

Core Values

Excellence, Diversity, Relevance

Vision

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival aspires to be a leading multi-arts festival and an enduring local treasure – a widely anticipated, interactive hub of creative and community energy.

Management Team

Board of Trustees 2021-2022

  • Dr. Charles Ellis
    Chair
  • Christie Bacon
    Vice Chair
  • T. Anthony Denton
  • Joseph Fazio
    Legal Counsel
  • Lynette Findley
    Vice Chair
  • Lauren Hamerink
  • Eric Helber
  • Rick Jarzembowski
    Secretary
  • Elph Morgan
    Treasurer
  • Rishi Narayan
  • Marvin G. Parnes
    Imm. Past Chair
  • Kit Wanty-Lambert
  • Taryn Willis
  • Stella Wixom
  • Christopher Taylor
    Ex Officio
  • Sally Churchill
    Ex Officio

Trustees Emeriti

  • Paul C. Boylan
  • George D. Goodman
  • Margaret Massialas
  • J.P. Weidenbach

Credits

  • Phire Group
    Branding & Design
  • Myra Klarman
    Photography
  • Underground Printing
    Merchandise