John Haynes, executive director of the Tateuchi Center (the Performing Arts Center Eastside), announced his retirement from daily management of the organization, a role he has filled for 10 years. Haynes will continue on as a consultant.
“After 10 years of living it 24/7, and approaching my 70th birthday, I have decided to step away from day-to-day management and focus on a more limited scope that will help bring Tateuchi Center to life,” Haynes said in a press release.
The Tateuchi Center team continues to focus on fundraising, led by Cathi Hatch, board vice chair and campaign chair, and Roxanne Kröon Shepherd, campaign director, to meet the next goal of securing an additional $55 million by the end of August.
Haynes will work on updating construction plans required for building permits and to convert the previously planned Cabaret into the Studio Theater.
Tateuchi Center is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020.