(Baltimore, MD) The Bromo Arts District Board of Directors is proud to announce Stephen Yasko as its new Executive Director. Mr. Yasko will begin his tenure as Executive Director today, Monday, October 17th.
“Stephen is the ideal fit for role of Executive Director of the Bromo Arts District,” said Bromo Arts District Board President Vincent M. Lancisi. “Stephen brings with him a wealth of experience in leadership, nurturing artists, marketing and fundraising for organizations. He will be able to build on the great foundation that our previous Director Priya Bhayana and Interim Director provided. As the District approaches the end of our first strategic planning period, it’s a perfect time for Stephen to take the reins and lead the way. I’d like to extend a special thank you to Interim Director Jessica Solomon for all of her work and dedication to the District over the past few months.”
“The Bromo Arts and Entertainment District is a unique opportunity to support artists in one of the most visible parts of our great city,” said Mr. Yasko. “I’m thrilled to be able to work with people who are passionate about the impact their work can have on Baltimore. I can’t wait to get started on building relationships and projects that make the Bromo District a locally and nationally recognized neighborhood where all of the arts create experiences that can’t be duplicated anywhere else but right here in Baltimore.”
Mr. Yasko has been in active member of the Baltimore arts scene for more than a decade. As General Manager of WTMD-FM, he worked to coordinate Baltimore’s music community by developing programming and events showcasing the City’s musicians. He oversaw the creation and construction of WTMD’s new broadcast facility in downtown Towson, where visual artists were invited to showcase their works in the station’s public spaces. A 25-year veteran of public media, Mr. Yasko helped launch programs such as Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me while he was a marketer at NPR. Mr. Yasko has spoken at the Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music at NYU and with community groups about the impact of the arts and music on local communities. A graduate of American University, Mr. Yasko has been a resident of Baltimore City for nearly 10 years; he currently lives in Locust Point with his husband and Golden Retriever.