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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Saturday, April 6, 2013

Lobero Theatre Board of Directors Welcomes Mason Farrell

The newest addition to the Lobero Theatre’s dynamic board of directors is Mason Farrell.


Mason Farrell
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Mason Farrell

Farrell’s career has brought him to Capital Group, one of the world’s largest investment management organizations, where he is a Senior Vice President and Investment Counselor in the firm’s Private Client Services division. Capital Group founder, Jon Lovelace, had deep ties to the Lobero Theatre going back decades. Farrell explains, “Jon Lovelace and his father established this culture of a competitive, but very open workplace where employees can really thrive. It is a wonderful legacy.”

Farrell’s other current Board positions include Lotus Land, The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara, Valley Club of Montecito and Laguna Blanca School. He lives with his wife of 21 years, Julie, their two teenage sons and two Labrador retrievers in Ballard. Farrell enjoys golf and tennis in his spare time, and his boys seem to take after their father in terms of athletic involvement. Mason is a close friend many to Lobero supporters, who often bring their families together to see shows at the theatre.

The Encore: Lobero campaign is particularly appealing to Farrell, having had a development company for many years. Construction on Encore: Lobero is scheduled to begin June 2013 and the Lobero Board is deeply involved in every detail of the construction plan.

Doug Wood continues on as President of the Lobero Theatre Foundation Board of Directors. Serving with Doug is Amy MacLeod (Vice President), Jeff DeVine (Secretary), William J. Nasif (Treasurer), George Burtness (Past President), Tim Casey and Melissa Fassett (At Large).

The mission of the Lobero Theatre Foundation is to maintain and operate the historic Lobero Theatre as a performing arts center and cultural asset to the community of Santa Barbara, and to present the highest quality productions in music, dance, and theatre. Today, the Lobero Theatre Foundation continues to raise funds for the benefit of the theatre, and has expanded its mission to support Youth and Community Programs and Lobero LIVE presentations, including the prestigious Jazz at the Lobero series.

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