Ormond Memorial Art Museum announces its new executive director

Stephanie Mason-Teague, of Ormond Beach, comes to OMAM with a professional arts background spanning over 16 years.

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from: Ormond Memorial Art Museum

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

With a professional arts background spanning more than 16 years, Mason-Teague is a leader in arts 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 movie theater in the Volusia-Flagler area.

For the past six years, she has served first as director of development and most recently as director of operations at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach. In that capacity, she has been a member of the senior management team and been 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 Auditorium.

“We are so happy to welcome Stephanie on board," said Lisa Perry, Ormond Memorial Art Museum board of directors president. "Her passion and advocacy for the arts give her a unique ability to continue the work that we have done in honoring our veterans and providing art outreach to the community, and her enthusiasm for new programming including our venue rental project will ensure that we continue to thrive for decades to come.”

Outgoing Museum Director Susan Richmond is retiring upon completion of the museum construction project next month.

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

Mason-Teague also launched Outdoor Movies Under the Stars for the community, served as the 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 Art Museum and Gardens," Mason-Teague said. "OMAM holds a special place in my heart and is such an important piece of the cultural arts district of Ormond Beach. The building expansion will allow for the museum to serve the community in new and exciting ways. I'm thrilled to be a part of it."

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


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