Byrnes Named to
ESTA Foundation Board
Bill Byrnes, dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts at Southern Utah University, has been named a member of the ESTA Foundation Board of Directors.
The ESTA Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization established in 2005 to create and support educational and charitable programs for the entertainment technology industry. The primary goals of the Foundation are to fill an industry-wide need for practically educated and trained entertainment technicians, develop public and governmental awareness of the entertainment technology career path, and to assist industry professionals in times of crises.
Among the many activities the Foundation undertakes, education is central. Its annual report states, "Seminars and Training has created events to assist both young and experienced technical members of our community to better understand key knowledge, adding to their professional growth." Mr. Byrnes will be participating on the Seminars and Training Committee and he will attend the Foundation meetings in Dallas, Texas this July.
He will join other industry leaders from entertainment businesses and corporations, professional theatre, and theatre education. The 11-member board meets four times a year to plan programs of education, training, and outreach.
Mr. Byrnes is a Past President of USITT (2000-2002) and served on the Executive Committee of the Board from 1985 to 2000. He is a member of the Finance Committee and regularly presents sessions for the Management Commission at USITT's Annual Conference & Stage Expo.