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Carmel performing arts center hiring CEO from Tennessee

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The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel has selected a new leader to replace its first CEO, Steve Libman, who abruptly resigned last July.

A spokesman for the center said Monday afternoon that it has hired Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, executive director of the Germantown Performing Arts Centre in Germantown, Tenn., near Memphis.

The center is set to officially name her as its new president and CEO on Friday.

Moskalenko has led GPAC since August 2005, according to her LinkedIn profile. She previously directed the Buckman Performing & Fine Arts Center in Memphis.

She received a bachelor's degree in theater and dance from the University of Memphis in 1998.

The 18-year-old GPAC features an 824-seat concert hall, according to the center’s web site, and operates on an annual budget of $1.2 million.

The Carmel Center has an annual budget of about $14.5 million. The Palladium, the centerpiece of the $175 million center, seats 1,600.

Libman resigned from the center less than three months after his contract was extended through 2016. He was paid $200,000 in his first year as CEO.

Libman cited personal reasons in a meeting with members of the center's board of directors. Frank Basile, vice chairman of the board, is serving as interim CEO.

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