Earl Bosworth Takes Helm of Broward Cultural Division
Earl Bosworth has returned to Broward County's local arts agency, the Broward Cultural Division, as its director following a three-year stint as president of ArtServe Inc., Broward's not-for-profit arts service agency. Previously, he served as assistant director for the Cultural Division for almost seven years.
“Returning to the Division is a remarkable opportunity for me I am honored to lead such a phenomenal agency,” says Bosworth. "My last few years with ArtServe gave me insight into the artists’ and not-for-profit organizations’ perspective in the community; and that, added to my public administration and corporate experience, will serve me well in this new venture. I am very excited to be back."
Bosworth brings the delicate mixture of artistic sensibilities to structured public administration with more than 23 years’ management experience in the public and private sectors; with the last 10 years devoted to arts administration. He is also a professional musician and published songwriter.
During his tenure at ArtServe, Bosworth developed several new strategic partnerships with nonprofits and the corporate world to assist ArtServe in carrying out its important mission for local emerging artists. While at the Cultural Division, he was responsible for policy and budget development, strategic planning and division business operations.
He held other posts with Broward County including regulatory operations manager for Consumer Affairs and interim director for the Animal Care and Regulation Division. Before joining the County in 2000, Bosworth served as assistant administrator for the Wynmoor Community Council, where he was responsible for assisting in the management of a $23 million operating budget and a staff of 180 employees. He also spent four years with the State of Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Bosworth holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Florida State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. He has served on a number of local, state and federal boards over the course of his career, the most recent being the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Community Services Advisory Board, which he resigned to take up this position at Broward Cultural Division. He also serves as a judge in the Youth Leadership Broward Program.
Broward Cultural Council Welcomes Three New Members
The Broward Cultural Council recently welcomed hotel/resort professional Wayne Gales, School Board of Broward County member Katherine Leach and Cultural Executive Committee Chair and Gold Coast Jazz Society Executive Director Pamela Dearden to Broward County’s cultural arts advisory board. Gales, Leach and Dearden will be part of the 24-member team that makes recommendations to the Broward County Commission. The Broward Cultural Council, created in 1977, is dedicated to enhancing the cultural environment of Broward County through the development of the arts.
Appointed by the Tourism Development Council, Wayne Gales is an experienced hotel/resort professional with 35 years’ experience and has had the hospitality industry as his primary focus for the past 21 years of managing, marketing and revenue management at resorts in South Florida. Responsible for creating resort annual budgets as well as formulating action and marketing plans, he is a product development specialist with extensive experience in meetings, local corporate, transient, leisure, wholesale, group and the development of destination resort packages, yield and revenue management, e-commerce, electronic media, public relations and overall hospitality industry marketing.
Katherine “Katie” Leach has taught in both Los Angeles and Broward County as an Exceptional Student Education (ESE) classroom teacher, and most currently was employed as an educational consultant by the NSU Mailman Segal Center for Human Development’s Autism Consortium. This year she is poised to be the School Board’s representative or alternate on the following committees or boards: Performing Arts Center Authority, Broward Juvenile Justice Board (alternate), Broward Education Foundation (alternate), the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance (alternate), Legislative Liaison-Federal (co-representative), Legislative Liaison-State (alternate), FSBA Legislative Liaison (alternate) and the School Board’s Wellness Committee addressing food and nutrition concerns for Broward County’s students.
Appointed by the Cultural Executive Committee, Dearden brings to this new role 25 years in arts management and administration experience. She has been the executive director of the Gold Coast Jazz Society since 2004. Prior to that she dedicated more than six years with the Florida Philharmonic's Orchestra in management in the areas of education, outreach, grants management and administration of the Chorus. In addition, Dearden has been employed as the administrative director and business manager of Florida's Singing Sons Boychoir and the assistant manager for The Opera Guild of Fort Lauderdale.