About The President

Ty SuttonTy Sutton has more than 20 years of arts administration and management experience, including three years at the Butler Arts Center at Butler University in Indiana. Sutton was previously the general manager of the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center in Midland, Texas, as well as general manager of The Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, Colo. He has held several arts administration positions, including Programming Director at the University of Utah and Audience Services Manager at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, Calif.

A native of Danville, Calif., in the San Francisco Bay area, Sutton earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Utah and is a graduate of the International Association of Venue Manager’s Venue Management School. He and his wife, Polly Creer Sutton, a retired professional ballerina, have two children.

“My philosophy has always been that the arts bring people together,” Ty said. “I am very impressed with the level of commitment and financial support the Dayton community has given the Dayton arts scene, especially in embracing Victoria Theatre Association’s world-class facilities and arts programming. With the addition of the new Arts Annex, I believe our venues can accommodate any type of performance and allow us to grow the diversity of our shows while broadening our audiences. I am eager to lead an organization with such an outstanding record of success. Continuing to grow our offerings and making a positive impact in people’s lives will be at the top of my priority list. Dayton will be a great place for my family to call home.”

President & CEO

Ty Sutton

Board of Trustees


  • Chair: Chris Wyse – President & COO, Projects Unlimited
  • Vice Chair: Dave S. Dickerson – Partner/Dayton Market President, Miller-Valentine Group
  • Past Chair: Martha Shaker – President, Concept Rehab, Inc.
  • Treasurer: David McGillivary – Tax Senior Manager, Brixey & Meyer
  • Secretary: Wendolyn W. Lewis – CEO, Logos @ Work, LLC


  • Cassie B. Barlow, PhD – President, Southwestern Ohio Council on Higher Education (SOCHE)
  • Mark Keeton – VP, GM Solutions, Taylor Communications
  • Nick Lair – VP, Value Integration, Premier Health
  • Albert Leland – Community Volunteer
  • Marla Schuster Nissan – Attorney/Legal Recruiter, Alan Roberts & Associates
  • John Rhodes – President, Refrigeration, Emerson Climate Technologies
  • Monte Salsman – Chief Operating Officer, Winsupply, Inc.
  • Patti L. Stoll – Vice President, Wealth Director, PNC Bank, Wealth Management
  • Rodney Veal – Completion Coordinator, Sinclair Community College, Television Host, ThinkTV/CET Connect

Victoria Theatre Association Board members receive no compensation for their terms.

Emeritus Society

The Emeritus Society was formed in 2007 to honor the tremendous contributions made by former Trustees of the Victoria Theatre Association and Art Center Foundation Boards.

The Emeritus Society provides opportunities for former Trustees to reconnect with Victoria Theatre Association, meet current staff and Trustees and offers unique experiences to bring old and new friends together.

Michael Allik
Brian J. Anderson
James G. Anderson
Kent D. Anderson
Larry Anderson
William S. Anderson
Fred Bartenstein
Suzy Bassani
Bruce P. Bedford
Steve Beinlich
Edward Bentley
John Berry
Richard Berry
Thomas E. Bettcher
Carol A. Blain
John T. Blake
William D. Bloebaum
P. Irving Bloom
Vincent Bolling
Marsha Bonhart
Harry Brecha
Robert E. Buerger
John D. Bullock
Annye Camara
Terry D. Carder
Robert F. Chelle
Richard E. Clemens
George Cooper
Lynn Cornell
Charles Curran
John Danis
Ginny de la Chappelle
Chauncey Dean
Robert L. DeMarse
John C. Duritsch
Karen T. Dunlevey
Robert I. Duplain
Daniel W. Duval
Kathy Emery
Daniel J. Enneking
Anice Ervin
Dr. Mike Ervin
Eric C. Evans
Margo Evans
Charles E. Exley
John W. Ey
Gerald S. Fahringer
John G. Fitzpatrick
Timothy J. Foley
John R. Folkerth
Peter H. Forster
Kelly Franz
Neil Freund
Terry Friesenborg
Manuel Garcia
Norma J. Gaston
Russell Gesme
Larry Glickler
Jack Goldfrank
Don R. Graber
Maribeth Graham
Sally J. Grant
Anne S. Greene
Jonas J. Gruenberg
Sandy Gunlock
Penny Haddick
Alvin E. Hall
William S. Hann
Dorothy Harbach
Jeanette Harris
Laura Harrelson
Richard H. Harvey
Jon G. Hazelton
John W. Herbert
Wylie B. Hogeman
Cheryl S. Holdraker
Katherine B. Hollingsworth
Charles F. Horn
Mark V. Hurd
Macy P. Janney
Dwight T. Johnson
Jim Johnson
Donald Kasle
Ronald Katsuyama
Julie Liss-Katz
Kelly H. Kavanaugh
Robert J. Kegerreis, Ph. D.
John Kerwood
Susan Kettering
Virginia W. Kettering
Dudley Kircher
Leo E. Knight
Howard Krisher
Cate P. Laden
Howard L. Lance
David Lehman
Valerie Lemmie
Gail Levin
Irv Lieberman
William T. Lincoln
Jeff E. Lobaugh
Geoffrey R. Lorenz
Lester L. Lyles

Paula MacIlwaine
Rosalie O. Mainous
Mary Kaye Manchur
Eric Marcus
David S. Marshall
Michael Martin
Richard D. Martin
Lou Mason
Alice McCollum
Judy McCormick
Mike McCurdy
John M. McCurrach
Pat McDonald
Jerrie McGill
James McSwiney
Ronald McSwiney
Dale L. Medford
Barbara Miller
James M. Miller
Stephen M. Miller
Vail K. Miller
Donna Moon
Beth Mooney
Gary Morin
JoAnn Murray
Deborah K. Myers
Robert C. Nevin
Shirley Nixon
Robert J. Novello
Casey Ott
Sharon Patterson
James O. Payne
Richard Perales
Frank Perez
David Peterson
Jesse Philips
Rita Price
Gordon S. Price
Bernard Rabinowitz
Pete Redding
Eve Rieger
Burnell R. Roberts
Michael Robinson
Gerry Anne Rocco
Richard M. Roediger
Gayle Rominger
Charles P. Russ
R. Daniel Sadlier
Frederick W. Schantz
William P. Smith
William Schneider
Benjamin Schuster, MD
Marian Schuster
Josephine Schwarz
Richard Schwartz
Nachum Shamir
Earl Shanks
James Shells
Arthur Shone
Gina Showell
Joan Siebenthaler
Ira Siegel
Marlene Skilton
Ira Slakter
Rajesh K. Soin
Earl Sterzer
Raymond Stickel
Phil Stoltz
Ginny Strausburg
Gretchen L. Strohmeier
Thomas Suttmiller
Patricia K. Swanke
Stephen A. Swanson
Leonard I. Sweet
Joanne Teegarden
Sally F. Ten Eyck
Burdette Thompson
Cheri Thompson
J. Bradford Tillson
Tom Towler
Syl Townsend
Willie F. Walker
Daryl Ward
Lloyd G. Waterhouse
Fred Weber
William S. Weprin
Michael West
Judith Westerbeck
Thomas C. Wetzel
Richard Whistler
Betsy Whitney
William S. Wolff
Jean Woodhull
Judy Wyatt
David L. Wyse
Frederick N. Young