Laura Mogul, a former president of the Port Washington Board of Education, has been named the new executive director of the Landmark on Main Street performing arts center.
She succeeds former Executive Director Sharon Maier-Kennelly, who stepped down from the position after more than 10 years on Dec. 19.
“It’s a great pleasure to be working in a position that allows me to combine my deep commitment to our community with my love of performing arts and creative expression,” Mogul said. “Landmark is already an important institution in Port Washington, and the Jeanne Rimsky Theater is known and respected well beyond our borders. I’m looking forward to building on our strengths to extend the reach and depth of our offerings to the people we serve – and to those we’ve yet to serve.”
Mogul started as executive director on Feb. 17. She is responsible for the center’s day-to-day operations, including overseeing the Rimsky Theater and Doctors’ Gym and maintaining relationships with the Port Washington Childrens’ Center, Parent Resource Center and Teen Center, who also use the Landmark building.
Landmark officials said Mogul was an attractive choice for the role because of her professional experience in marketing, event management and client services. She has worked with companies like Revlon makeup, J. Walter Thompson advertising and ABC Television.
Mogul is also a founding member and current advisory board member of the Port Washington Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that funds education initiatives for Port Washington School District students.
She served on the school board in the late 1990s and early 2000s, stepping down in 2004.
“2015 is the 20th anniversary of Landmark on Main Street. In ‘Act One’ we established Landmark as a true beacon in our community,” Landmark co-President Adam Grundfast said. “We’re excited to welcome someone with Laura’s talents and dedication as we begin ‘Act Two’ and build on our success to extend our efforts to all the people of Port Washington and the neighboring areas.”