Sawtooth seeks chief

By Todd Cohen

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Sawtooth Center for Visual Art in Winston-Salem is looking for an executive director.

A search committee has placed local, regional and national ads for the job and hopes to fill it by the end of the summer, says Marsha Smunt, a former board member and former senior vice president and director of investor relations for Wachovia who chairs the search committee.

The new executive director will succeed Jim Sanders, who resigned in March to focus his attention on a new arts-based elementary school that grew out of an idea from Sawtooth’s board, says Miles Abernathy, president of the center’s board and senior vice president and strategic planning manager for BB&T.

Sawtooth is one of three tenants in a building the Arts Council of Winston-Salem wants to sell as part of a plan to build two theaters at Unity Place downtown that will house Krispy Kreme’s world headquarters.

Robert Chumbley, the council’s CEO, says it is looking for a buyer that will let Sawtooth stay in the building.

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