Chuck Jones Center Gets Creative, Promotes Program Director Posner

Positive Impact
Garners New Title, New Duties

Irvine, CA–Chuck Jones Center for Creativity
announced today that current Program Director for the Center, Cheryl Posner,
has been named its first Executive Director. Posner, whose contributions to the Center
since coming on board in 2007 include establishing new programs and increasing
community and fundraising awareness, will move into the new position
immediately.

“We know that
promoting Cheryl to Executive Director is exactly the right thing to do for the
Center.  Cheryl’s leadership, dedication,
and skillful execution coupled with her positive and unstoppable energy have
contributed to the growth and well-being of the Center over the past two years.
 She is the perfect person to lead the
Center into its next phase of growth and effectiveness.  The Center is committed to encouraging and
developing creativity in children and adults; Cheryl can help make that happen
for us,” stated Craig Kausen, Chairman of the Board of Chuck Jones Center for
Creativity.

"I am thrilled to
be working with the Center for Creativity as we develop new exhibitions,
classes, and other public offerings that astonish, intrigue, and delight. Creativity is not what people think!"
opined Ms. Posner when queried.  “When I
hear a mother talking about her five-year-old son, who refuses to sketch in
school but finishes drawing after drawing in one of our classes; see stunned
college students frozen in front of Chuck Jones’ oil painting about the horror
of nuclear war; or watch a seasoned educator react with delight to the
prototype of our creativity kit for children, I just can’t imagine a more
stimulating place to be.  I have the best
job in the world.”

Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, a
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to fostering and encouraging
creativity, especially in young people, using the drawings, films, writings,
and other works of legendary animation director, Chuck Jones, as inspiration.  It encourages the expression of artistic
creativity and promotes an environment where that spirit can flourish.  Jones' art and ideas continue to influence
contemporary artists, filmmakers, and writers through the vast resource of his
work accessible through the Center for Creativity's archive. The Center for Creativity offers many of its
local experiential programs at a shared gallery space in Old Towne Orange, CA.

Earning her B.A. in English from Lawrence University and M.S. in Technical Writing from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute along the way, Cheryl Posner has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember.  Her career has included writing proposals for a government contractor in Los Angeles and grantwriting for nonprofit organizations such as UCP of North Central Wisconsin and Community Foundation of South Wood County, Wisconsin.  She also co-authored a book on the British rock band, The Who.  She returned to California in 2005, taking on the job of special assistant to the director of the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.  A mutual friend introduced her to the Chuck Jones family, and she soon thereafter became the Center for Creativity's Program Director, with responsibilities for program development and implementation, fundraising, donor relations, community relations and PR, volunteer coordination, and website development.

  


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