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Brian Petranchuk, USITT's new accounting/special projects clerk, looks over last year's Awards for Young Designers & Technicians form as he prepares changes for the coming year. Mr. Petranchuk will provide support for the popular program, as well as assist with other awards programs and tasks.

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by Barbara E.R. Lucas
Sightlines Editor




Staff Profile:
Brian Petranchuk

For more than five years, all of the voices answering the USITT office telephones have been female. That changed in May when Brian Petranchuk joined the staff as USITT's accounting/special projects clerk. In that capacity, he will work to assist with the organization's awards programs, as well as assist Finance Manager Carol Carrigan with data entry and bookkeeping.

Mr. Petranchuk grew up in the Syracuse area before attending State University of New York at Oneonta where he received his bachelor's degree in business economics.

"I started college thinking about accounting, but decided to broaden my approach," he says. Four years of study convinced him that his first instincts were correct.

He's a guy who really likes numbers and who has found that his strongest (and favorite) areas were corporate finance and accounting. That works well with the tasks he handles for USITT.

This fall, Mr. Petranchuk plans to start work on a master's degree in business administration at LeMoyne College. His long-term goal is to become a Certified Public Accountant, but he says he is content to pursue that objective at a leisurely pace, "one course at a time."

In the more immediate future, he is learning about USITT and the broad variety of activities and events in which the staff participates. Although he has seen photos and read reports, Mr. Petranchuk is looking forward to attending his first Annual Conference & Stage Expo. Before that happens, he'll be in Louisville this August when the Executive Committee, Conference Planning Committee, and Commissioners all will hold meetings.

Asked what members should know about him, Mr. Petranchuk notes that he is "very patient," a characteristic he shares with three older brothers. He is also the proud uncle of two nieces and a nephew, a crew that will be increased in August. He also is an avid basketball player.

We welcome Mr. Petranchuk and look forward to benefiting from his educational pursuits.


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