Pablo Center at the Confluence announced today that the Confluence Council, Inc. Board of Directors has hired Jason Jon Anderson as its next Executive Director. Anderson has been serving as Acting Executive Director since last October.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jason Jon Anderson as the new Executive Director. We look forward to his leadership as the organization grows as well as the energy, passion and dedication he brings to the Pablo Center at the Confluence,” Vicki Hoehn, Chair of the Board, said.

Before serving as the Acting Executive Director, Anderson oversaw Conferences & Event services in all University venues, as well as in other performance venues on and off campus for the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. He was also responsible for the development and administration of conferences, camps, campus-wide special events, festivals and other large events held on and off campus.

“Having actively been a part of our creative economy on a local, national and international scale for the last several years I am excited to help ensure the continued renaissance of our region,” Anderson said. “The Pablo Center at the Confluence is the most critical project for the continued success of our downtown development as well as our literary, visual and performing arts; it must be the welcoming creative hub to everything we have all worked so hard to create.  I am most excited to lead the staff and building into our inaugural season.”

Scheduled to open September of 2018, the Pablo Center at the Confluence will include a 1,200‐seat theatre and a flexible 400-seat theatre, rehearsal, dance and community rooms; visual arts studio and galleries, labs for sound and lighting, set and exhibit design, recording arts, multimedia production and costume design; a scene shop equipped to support the maker space and vocational training initiatives; administrative offices for management, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire faculty and Visit Eau Claire staff.

The Pablo Center at the Confluence offers the community a facility capable of providing transformative training, learning and creative opportunities. It will operate in support of a mission that is focused on augmenting and developing regional education opportunities in the performing and visual arts for people of all ages and backgrounds.