Barns Organization Creates New Executive Director Position

Susi Bailey has been  named Interim Executive Director beginning September 1, 2010.  

The Barns of Rose Hill has created the new position of Executive Director as the organization looks beyond the construction phase for the much-anticipated new arts and community center in Berryville.  

“We’re delighted that Susi has accepted this responsibility; there’s no one better qualified to fill this new role,” Diana Kincannon, president of the organization, said. She noted that during the capital campaign her role as president of The Barns organization, supported by an active board, combined the functions of chairman and executive director. “With construction under way, it’s time for us to reorganize, splitting the roles of chairman and executive director and thereby establishing a traditional operating framework.”  

Ms. Bailey, a long-time resident of Clarke County who has served in numerous board and management positions on behalf of non-profit community organizations, has been a director for and consultant to The Barns of Rose Hill since the organization was formed in September 2004 to raise funds for the restoration of the barns in Berryville’s Rose Hill Park. As Interim Executive Director, she will report to the Chairman of the Board and work closely with the board during the next several months to develop strategic and operating plans. In addition, she will work with the board to raise funds to furnish the interior of The Barns Center with such essentials as audience chairs, sound and lighting equipment, a film screen and portable stage platforms.  

“I very much look forward to serving the Barns as Executive Director. It’s an important project for our community and the greater region, and one I care about a great deal,” Ms. Bailey said.  

The board decided that the securing of an interim executive director would facilitate the transition to the hiring of a permanent part-time executive director at the completion of construction, anticipated in fall 2011.