The board of directors of The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) is pleased to announce the hiring of Amy Gravell as managing director, effective November 11. Gravell comes with more than 20 years of experience in Rhode Island’s nonprofit sector, and a deep commitment to community building and the arts. As associate executive director for the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket, where she worked since 2005, Gravell led a historic $8 million capital and endowment campaign to renovate and expand the facility. Previous employers have included Tockwotton Home and The Prout School. Gravell maintains numerous professional affiliations, and currently serves as president-elect to the board of directors for the Rhode Island Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). She is also a member of the Advisory Commission on Arts and Culture for the City of Pawtucket.
Gravell joins The Gamm during a period of significant growth following the theater’s move from Pawtucket to Warwick just over a year ago. As managing director, she will be instrumental in further developing and implementing the nonprofit theater’s next strategic plan. Gravell succeeds Oliver Dow who left The Gamm at the end of June after 5 seasons as managing director.
Gamm Board President W. Lynn McKinney commented, “Amy’s experience in organizational leadership and fundraising will make her an excellent managing director for The Gamm. Her guidance will assure the theater’s growth as a major artistic venue in Rhode Island.”
Gamm Artistic Director Tony Estrella added: “We are so lucky to have a leader of Amy’s caliber joining us as we look to the long-term future of The Gamm. Her breadth of knowledge and experience in every facet of nonprofit management is exactly what we need as we chart our next phase in our new home. I look forward to a long, exciting and successful partnership. ”