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James AdkinsChief Executive Officer - James L. Adkins

James L. Adkins has been involved with The Arts Center from 2007 to present, serving on the board of directors as president, vice president and chairman of various committees. James is responsible for the overall operations and fiscal responsibilities of The Arts Center. His community involvement includes Cannon County Chamber of Commerce, Cannon County Health Council, Upper Cumberland Regional Health Council, Reach, Tennessee Health Care Association Government Relations Committee, and Leadership Cannon. He brings 30 years of experience in Nursing Home Administration and received Top 5% Administrator Award for Grace Healthcare.

Neal AppelbaumInterim Executive Director — Neal Appelbaum

Neal Appelbaum is responsible for the day to day running of the Arts Center. He has been associated with the Arts Center since 2008, spending the last 5 years as a volunteer and serving on the board of directors for the past 3 years. Neal is involved in many community organizations including President of the Cannon County Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Parks and Greenways, Stones River Watershed Association and Cannon County Industrial Board.


Mary WilsonAssistant Director — Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson came to the Arts Center in 1995 as Executive Assistant after spending over 15 years as a volunteer and member of the Board of Directors. Mary handles the day to day fiscal management of the Arts Center including bookkeeping, membership services, ticketing and working with the volunteer coordinator. For the past eight years Mary has coordinated all the activities concerning vendors and craft artists for the White Oak Craft Fair. E-mail:

Scarlett TurneyArts Education Director — Scarlett Turney

Scarlett Turney came to The Arts Center in September 1999 as Arts Education Director after spending over 15 years as a volunteer and member of the Board of Directors. She is responsible for all arts education programming, development and implementation including the coordination and marketing of all school matinee performances. She coordinates all in-house and outreach educational programs including Summer Conservatories. E-mail:

Carol ReedPublic Relations & Development Director Carol Reed

Carol Reed came to the Arts Center in 2000 as Public Relations and Development Director. Her responsibilities include media and public relations, development and marketing, designing and coordinating all direct mailings and paid advertising and acting as liaison to state and regional tourism groups, and coordinating all volunteer activities. Her involvement wit the Arts Center goes back over 15 years as a volunteer and former Board of Directors member. E-mail:

"Bud" Heil, JrMaintence Director - Roland C. (Bud) Heil, Jr.

Bud began working at The Arts Center in May of 2006. His responsibilities include planning, scheduling and directing the maintenance and repair of the Arts Center facilities. He also provides supervision over maintenance service and site custodial personnel. Bud's reliability and willlingness to tackle any job that comes along have made him an invaluable member of the Arts Center family.

Andy BergTechnical Director - Andy Berg

Andy is a graduate of Seigel High School and is currently attending Motlow State with intentions of transferring to Tennessee Tech to major in Landscape Design/Architecture. He began his tenure as technical director in 2008 after constructing the set for the 2007 production of Beauty and the Beast. His responsibilities include organizing and maintaining all backstage areas including shop area and equipment, lighting/sound area and equipment, prop storage area and off-site storage area. He is responsible for training and overseeing lighting and sound operators, coordinating load-ins and technical requirements of touring groups, and coordinating show strikes.