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Longtime Volunteer Named New Marblehead Festival of Arts President

Jodi-Tatiana Charles will helm the event committee's efforts during the 2023 summer festival season.


"My goal is to bring back the community of residents that have not attended the event in years, and attract a wider age group with new activities, all while staying true to the core values of the arts." - new MFoA President Jodi-Tatiana Charles (Copyright - Karen Hosking)


MARBLEHEAD, MA — A marketing strategist, business podcast host and longtime volunteer has been chosen as the new Marblehead Festival of Arts president for the upcoming summer season.


Jodi-Tatiana Charles was the nominating committee's unanimous choice with more than a decade of experience volunteering for the festival and donating her time to several other causes she supports. A 13-year Marblehead resident, Charles has 30 years of professional experience and executive leadership in marketing, branding and communications. Charles founded LCG Brands Consulting and hosts the "Minding Your Business" podcast.

"Ms. Charles is an experienced business marketing strategist and multi-platform communicator, who exhibits the creative energy and enthusiasm the committee believes is necessary for continuing the growth and innovation of the MFoA," Nominating Committee Chairman Eric Knight said. "She also shares the MFoA's core belief that support of the arts helps create and sustain a healthy and vibrant community."

The Festival of Arts is in its 60th year supporting artisans in the town. It hosts the annual four-day summer festival that features a wide range of cultural activities, art exhibits, concerts and film festivals geared toward the entire family.

"We have to work every day to keep delivering a top-quality festival for our residents and neighboring towns and guests," Charles said. "My goal is to bring back the community of residents that have not attended the event in years, and attract a wider age group with new activities, all while staying true to the core values of the arts."

(Scott Souza is a Patch field editor covering Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, Peabody, Salem and Swampscott. He can be reached at Scott.Souza@Patch.com. Twitter: @Scott_Souza.)

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