Dear Lakesiders,

During the next several months, Lakeside Chautauqua will be searching for our next President/CEO to succeed Kevin Sibbring. The person ultimately selected will lead us into our 150th Anniversary and be responsible to continue to advance our mission and four pillars of Chautauqua.

The Lakeside Chautauqua Board, at its quarterly meeting in November, appointed a nine-member Search Committee that will launch a national search for our next President/CEO. Members of the Board and Search Committee understand that this is one of the most important things we will do during our tenure on the Board. We are committed to a thoughtful, thorough and careful process in order to find a person who will embrace Lakeside’s mission, provide leadership to both the staff and community and ensure that the best years for Lakeside are in front of us.

The Search Committee recently held its first meeting and discussed the steps toward retaining a search firm that will assist the committee in finding the right person. We’re also focusing on the development of a position profile and defining the skills and personal characteristics for our next President/CEO. At its highest level, the search process will be to match the candidate to the position profile.

We're extremely confident in the leadership of Dan Dudley, our Interim CEO, and the entire Lakeside staff to guide us through this interim period. On behalf of the Board, I wish to express gratitude to Dan and the staff for their efforts and dedication during this time of transition.

We intend to communicate our progress to the community and keep you apprised of where we are in the process. In the meantime, on behalf of the Board, I want to wish you a holiday filled with love and a new year rich with blessings.
Kurt Geisheimer
Lakeside Chautauqua Board of Directors, Chair
Lakeside Chautauqua
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