Marcia White

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Marcia White (born 1948) is the president, and executive director, of Saratoga Performing Arts Center, a music venue located on the grounds of Saratoga Spa State Park, in Saratoga Springs, New York. Before her current position she was an aide to New York Senator Joe Bruno.[1]

Education and early career[edit]

White is a graduate of Hudson Valley Community College and University at Albany. She also received a bachelor's degree from the College of Saint Rose in 2000, where she serves on its board of directors. She was a registered nurse until becoming involved with civic affairs and charities.

While an aide to Bruno, White worked on health care issues and served as his press secretary.[2] White also helped initiate Generating Employment, a New York science (Gen-NY-sis, or Genysis) program.[3]


White became executive director of SPAC in 2005.[4] In 2006, she secured $2.1 million in New York State funds to rehabilitate the venue.[5] Her twin goals were to raise money and to increase SPAC's profile as a cultural and concert venue.[6] She continued the New York City Ballet summer residency at SPAC, which had seen declining attendance through 2005. [7] The 2006 season at SPAC included the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra.[8]

White created a new logo and web presence for SPAC.[9]

During her tenure as executive director, White served on a transition team for newly elected Governor Eliot Spitzer.[10]

The 2007 SPAC season started after a significant update.[11][12]

In 2008, White focused on promoting the Philadelphia Orchestra summer residency at SPAC, introducing performers such as pianist Yuja Wang.[13]

White has announced she plans to retire as executive director at the end of the 2016 season.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Karlin, Rick (February 19, 2016). "Marcia White to retire from SPAC after 2016". Times Union (Albany, NY). Retrieved July 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Supra Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Announcement of appointment Archived 2006-10-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ NY State Parks press release
  6. ^ Joel Stashenko. "Raising money and its profile are on SPAC's Playbill for 2006". The Business Review (Albany), September 9, 2005.
  7. ^ Supra
  8. ^ Story of February 21, 2006 at Capital News 9 web site Archived 2007-09-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Joel Stashenko. SPAC gets a new logo and an online makeover for its 2006 season". The Business Review (Albany), February 24, 2006.
  10. ^ New York Politics Capitol Confidential : Albany Times Union : : Capitol confidential » Spitzer’s Transition Policy Advisors (Updated) Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Jane Loudon. "New York City Ballet steps on SPAC stage again". The Post-Star (Glens Falls, New York) July 06, 2007
  12. ^ "SPAC-tacular space: After overhaul, Saratoga Performing Arts Center is poised for 2007". Albany Times-Union, May 25, 2007. Retrieved July 28, 2007.
  13. ^ Peter Dobrin. "[ Shaping Up in Saratoga: The orchestra's three-week residency Charles Dutoit at the helm, begins on a bright collaborative note". Philadelphia Inquirer, August 9, 2008. Accessed August 28, 2008.

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