Oct. 19 Breakfast Speaker: Glen Echo’s Katey Boerner

Katey Boerner, CEO of the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, will be the October speaker in The Georgetowner’s monthly cultural breakfast series. Admission to the event, on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, is $40, payable in advance at georgetowner.com or via Eventbrite.

Boerner has led the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture since 2002, when Montgomery County, Maryland, created the nonprofit partnership to manage and program the nine-acre National Park Service site, where a private amusement park operated until 1968. Classes, exhibitions, performances, dances and special events now take place year-round on the grounds and in the historic buildings (the 1921 Dentzel Carousel runs from late April to early October).

A graduate of Tufts University and North Carolina State University, where she earned a master’s in management, business and information technology, Boerner ran several arts organizations and served as CFO of Share Our Strength prior to taking on the leadership position at Glen Echo.

At the Oct. 19 breakfast, she will talk about the ongoing development of the park’s programming and how the nonprofit she heads has responded to key opportunities and challenges over the past two decades.

The following month’s speaker, on Nov. 16, will be Hayley Finn, artistic director of Theater J, based at D.C.’s Edlavitch Jewish Community Center.

Since 2014, The Georgetowner has presented 52 insider talks by leaders of area museums, theater and dance companies, performing arts venues and other cultural organizations. The current series sponsors are Long & Foster, Balfour and Doyle.

On Oct. 19, doors open at 8 a.m. for a buffet breakfast; the program will follow from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. To purchase tickets, click HERE.



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