Spoleto Festival USA Announces New Hires to Executive Leadership

By David Salazar

Spoleto Festival USA has announced four new members to its executive leadership team.

Joining the team will be Brent Dickman as Chief Financial Officer, Dexter Foxworth as Chief Operating Officer, Liz Keller-Tripp as Lead Producer, and Katharine Laidlaw as Chief Marketing Officer.

“As we look to build upon our institution’s profound legacy, I am thrilled to welcome these talented and accomplished leaders to Spoleto,” said Mena Mark Hanna, the organization’s General Director and CEO, in an official press statement. “Their combined expertise in the cultural nonprofit sphere will galvanize the Festival and propel its next chapter.”

Dickman held top positions at Yale Law School, Yale University, the University of Michigan, and Union Theological Seminary. Meanwhile, Foxworth worked with the festival back in 2020 and has been the executive director of the nonprofit Zebra Coalition and led entertainment operations for Walt Disney Park.

Laidlaw has worked with such organizations as Interlochen Center for the Arts and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, while Keller-Tripp collaborated with Silkroad Ensemble, The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.