Who we are
WHO WE ARE
PACE’s broad mission is to transform lives and enrich our community by presenting artistic, cultural, educational, and entertainment experiences of the highest quality to all within its reach
PACE will continuously enhance the quality of life in our region, using the transcendent power of the Arts to open hearts, engage minds, and create understanding and appreciation among the diverse communities we serve.
Passion: Capture the hearts and minds of all with energy, enthusiasm, and conviction.
Arts: Delight audiences through traditional, emerging, and relevant talents and genres.
Connected Community: Use our Eastside cultural hub to bring people together to create memorable, enhanced entertainment and arts education experiences.
Excellence: Outstanding performance across all functional areas and deliverables achieved through fun, effective collaboration, transparency, and fiscal accountability.
Several years ago, a group of engaged community leaders had a vision to build a large capacity multi-purpose performing arts center to serve the Eastside. That vision has been updated recently to reflect the area’s remarkable population growth, emergence of industry-leading technology companies, and the burgeoning international community. In addition, PACE recognizes that to be successful, the envisioned building must be animated, fully employed, and sustained by a high-functioning professional arts organization. We are seizing the potential and opportunity to realize the convergence of art, culture, and technology through creating a world-class arts organization that will serve, educate, and entertain the Eastside from the heart of its “downtown.” A wide range of programs and activities will enable widespread access and engagement with the arts.
PACE Board Leadership
Chair: Eric Stelter*, ESMB, Inc.
Vice Chair: Cathi Hatch*, Cathi Hatch Associates
Secretary: Sandy Walsh*, RE/MAX Metro Realty
Treasurer: Susan Liu*, Astrella Partners
Alka Badshah*, Community Volunteer
Doug Boyden, Mercer Consulting, Retired
Melanie Bruch Foreman, CB Bain
Jane Cui, Leica Cameras
Rosemarie Francis, Francis Developments, Etelu
Kemper Freeman, Jr.*, Kemper Development Co.
Jim Hebert, HR2 Research and Analytics
Chuck Lytle, Lytle Enterprises
Molly McConkey, Community Volunteer
Janice Olson, Paramount Hotels
Alesha Shemwell, Kemper Development Co.
Betty Tong, BML Development Corporation
Brian Vowinkel, Coldstream