Mesa has selected two finalists from a pool of over 30 applicants for the executive director position at the Mesa Arts Center, city spokesman Bob Huhn said.
The two finalists are Edward A. DeDee and Johann Zietsman. DeDee has served as the executive director for the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tenn., and as general manager of the Morton H. Myerson Symphony in Dallas. Zietsman is the chief executive officer of International Society of Performing Arts, a not-for-profit international organization of global arts leaders. He also has served as managing director of VWV Events in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The candidates will return in March for final interviews. The center’s current director, Gerry Fathauer, will retire in March.