During its monthly meeting in October, the Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre Board of Directors reluctantly accepted the resignation of David Saniter as the theater’s Managing Director. The Board praised and thanked Saniter for his nearly thirteen years of leadership and dedication to BDACT through its unprecedented growth in shows and programs and the effective transition into the new BDACT Fine Arts Center in 2019.
Describing his experience with BDACT, Saniter said, “I have been privileged to meet, work with, and become friends with countless outstanding people associated with the Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre (BDACT). Beaver Dam is truly blessed to have such a creative, caring, hardworking, supportive group of people providing great entertainment for everyone. It is this family of people from all backgrounds that I first think of as BDACT rather than the building where we are so lucky to perform. It was a difficult decision to accept another opportunity, but I know BDACT has many people who will continue to make the organization thrive. As always, I look forward to that next production when I can perform and continue to be a part of this family.
Saniter has accepted another professional career opportunity and will be leaving his current position on November 19, 2021. Consequently, BDACT Board President Mike Derr reconvened the organization’s Personnel Committee with member Annette Kamps as chairperson to lead the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring process within the next several months. Following a review and possible updating of the Managing Director job description, the committee will officially post the vacancy on BDACT’s and other pertinent sites by November 1, 2021. Applicants from both local and outer regions may apply.
During the few interim months before hiring, President Derr assures that BDACT’s full schedule of shows will be effectively implemented by BDACT staff with support and leadership from the board and its committees. He said, “I am confident that our current personnel and volunteers will ably carry us through until we hire a new managing director. In the meantime, the personnel committee will diligently seek the candidate who can most effectively help us fulfill our vision for growth in programming and services for the area community.”
Derr added, “David has been a tremendous leader who oversaw BDACT during a period of major change. We’re very sad to see him go, but wish him great success in his new professional endeavor.”