August 26, 2016
The Educational Theatre Association announced the promotion of Brian Monk to chief operating officer on August 24. Monk has served as EdTA's director of operations since June 2015.
In announcing the appointment Executive Director Julie Cohen Theobald commented that Monk's contributions have been remarkable in his brief tenure at EdTA. “Our members and affiliates are benefiting from a new budgeting process and the reframing of our approach to risk management through his engaging the counsel of Malecki, Deimling, Niedlander and Associates, Inc.; our staff are benefiting through an updated employee handbook, onboarding process, and wellness program," said Theobald. "His most lasting contribution to date may be the development of EdTA’s core values which have been well received and have set our course for the future.”
Monk came to EdTA after serving as the assistant executive director at the Mayerson JCC in Amberley Village, Ohio.
A native of Connecticut, Monk earned a bachelor's degree at Binghamton University, an M.S. in secondary education at the University of Bridgeport, and an M.B.A. from Emory University's Goizueta Business School. A recreational marathon runner, he lives with his wife and three children in Montgomery, Ohio, where he serves on the boards of the Sycamore Lacrosse Association and the Greater Sycamore Soccer Association.