News April 13, 2009

Karla Jensen New Head of BDAAA

4/13/09 – The Beaver Dam Area Arts Association has a new Executive Director. Karla Jensen replaces Annette Kamps, who recently retired after seven years with the organization. Jensen has a background in radio and television marketing, both commercial and non-profit, and she owned her own advertising agency for eight years before moving to Beaver Dam eight years ago. In college, she was a speech-theater major and Jensen says has a love for art, specifically sketching. Jensen says she is full of ideas and hopes to bring a new creativity and some good-old fashioned business sense to the art center. Kamps recent retirement also affected the Beaver Dam Area Community Theater, where she was Managing Director. David Saniter was announced last week as Kamps successor at the Community Theater. Both Saniter and Jensen are beginning their first, full-weeks today in their respective positions. Jensen says she looks forward to ongoing collaborations between both organizations.