Lawrence Verbiest has been named executive director of ArtSpace Herndon. On Jan. 8, the Herndon Foundation for the Cultural Arts’ board of directors voted to offer the position to Verbiest. He accepted the position and began work on Jan. 21.
Verbiest acquired extensive leadership and management experience while serving a 22-year career as an officer in the U.S. Army and as a consultant managing large program management contracts during the past 8 years. Verbiest also has considerable writing and speaking experience, strong technical skills, experience managing large budgets, and has worked with staff and volunteers across a range of age groups, backgrounds and levels of expertise.
Verbiest holds several degrees: master in public administration, focus in strategic management from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government; master of arts, international policy studies from Stanford University; and bachelor of science, field of study in modern American history from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.
ArtSpace Herndon exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. Some events have a nominal fee. Visit www.ArtSpaceHerndon.org for the gallery’s hours, location, and exhibition and events schedule.