DCPA Chairman Daniel Ritchie will step down in 2017

by John Moore | Dec 07, 2016
Daniel L. Ritchie

Daniel L. Ritchie announces the appointment of Janice Sinden as his successor as DCPA CEO in August. Photo by John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter.

Daniel L. Ritchie announced Tuesday that he will step down as Chairman of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts sometime in the coming year.

DCPA President and CEO Janice Sinden with Vice-Chairman Dean Singleton will work with the Board’s Governance and Nominating Committee to establish a transition plan by March.

Daniel Ritchie CEORitchie was only the second Chairman in the DCPA’s nearly 40-year history, succeeding Founder and Chairman Emeritus Donald R. Seawell in 2007. Ritchie has led the organization over the past 10 years, culminating in its most successful season in fiscal year 2015-16. Before that, Ritchie served as chancellor for the University of Denver.

Ritchie, 85, announced his intent to retire as CEO but remain on as chair in 2014. He led the search for the appointment of Sinden as the DCPA's first female CEO in August. "She's just an extraordinary human being, and I have no doubt she will succeed as a person and a leader," he said then.

Ritchie said he will continue to be an active proponent of the theatre, education and community engagement after leaving the DCPA.

For more information, including forthcoming comment from Ritchie and Sinden, click on this Denver Post report, which will be updated later today.

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John Moore
John Moore
Award-winning arts journalist John Moore has recently taken a groundbreaking new position as the DCPA’s Senior Arts Journalist. With The Denver Post, he was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the US by American Theatre Magazine. He is the founder of the Denver Actors Fund, a nonprofit that raises money for local artists in medical need. John is a native of Arvada and attended Regis Jesuit High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Follow him on Twitter @moorejohn.

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