Van Wezel Executives Elected to State and National Positions

Arts & Culture

SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY JUN 28, 2019

Two Van Wezel executives have been elected to new state and national offices. Anthony Becich, general manager of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, was named to the Board of Directors of the Florida Facilities Managers. The FFMA is an association of Florida’s major stadiums, arenas, convention centers and performing arts centers. The FFMA is focused on best practices of venue management from security, construction and tickets to booking and beyond. Becich joins Mary Bensel, executive director of the Van Wezel, on the board. Bensel, a past president, was the first female president and first president to come from a performing arts hall. Bensel, who joined FFMA in the late 1990s when she was general manager of the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers, FL. Bensel was elected to Full Membership Status of the Broadway League as well, and is now a Tony voter again.

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