VAN WERT — The Van Wert Area Performing Arts Foundation chose Tafi Stober as its next executive director, the organization and the Van Wert County Foundation announced.
She will succeed Paul Hoverman, who plans to retire in May 2019. Stober began promoting arts as the marketing director of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in 2012.
“Music ignites Van Wert County with life,” Stober said in a press release. “We are living in extraordinary days of outstanding artistic opportunity that did not happen by chance. The strong foundation of cultural excellence began with visionaries and benefactors who made possible the arts landscape that the entire region enjoys today. Paul Hoverman’s proven leadership ushered in an era of entertainment that became a backdrop of treasured life moments for thousands of residents and guests of Van Wert.”
The organization helps with the Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Fountain Park Summer Music Series, The Van Wert Area Performance of Handel’s Messiah and The Young Artists Showcase.