Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

Palace Theatre Announces New Hires



Executive Director Susan Rosko Fogarty has announced the appointment of two executive positions at the Palace Performing Arts Center; Managing Director & Senior Director of Operations and Programming.

William Piskutz will join the staff as Managing Director. In his new role, Mr. Piskutz joins the Senior Leadership Team, helping to advance the cause of PPAC in the community and provide management support to our Front of House Operations team. Mr. Piskutz will also play a key role on the programming team. He returns to the Palace Theatre after serving as the Director of Development from 2008 – 2011.

“I am thrilled to join the Palace Theatre team!” noted William Piskutz “This beloved venue and its storied history and relationship to the community hold a special place in my heart and I feel privileged to serve in the role of Managing Director. I am grateful to the Board of Directors for this opportunity and look forward to working with Susan and the remarkable group of Palace staff, volunteers and patrons.”

Most recently, Mr. Piskutz served as the Senior Director of Development and Corporate Relations at SPAC where he was responsible for leading fundraising initiatives and events, cultivating new donors, managing a planned giving program and enhancing corporate and community relations.

Stephen Baboulis, Vice Chairman of the Palace Performing Arts Center Board of Directors, stated, “We are excited to announce the hiring of William Piskutz as Managing Director. He brings to us ten years of event experience as well as over fifteen years of Development experience including here at the Palace. His great operational knowledge of our theatre and the performing arts will be a terrific asset to the organization.”

Danny Taylor has been promoted to Senior Director of Operations and Programming. Mr. Taylor, a long time member of the Palace was most recently Director of Operations leading the event staff teams. He will continue to direct the PPAC operations team with additional supervisory duties as well as a vital role managing the theatre’s programming calendar. In response to his new position, Danny Taylor stated, “I’m excited to grow my role and help expand the genres of programming at the Palace.”

“Danny has been a valued member of the Palace Theatre staff and we are delighted to see him rise into senior leadership of the organization. His relationships with our promoters, vendors and managers makes him the perfect fit to take on this role.” said Susan Rosko Fogarty.

On June 7, Alexis Diner made significant Food Donation to Troy United Ministries as a “thank you” to their loyal customers who have voted them the “Best Diner” in the Times Union Readers Poll “Best of the Capital Region 2021” for the 5th year in a row. County Executive Steve McLaughlin and County Clerk Frank Merola were in attendance at the drop-…
CLIFTON PARK, NY – June 9, 2021 – In recognition of 30 years in business and serving the Capital Region, GTM Payroll Services will be contributing $30,000 to community organizations. The groups receiving donations are non-profit clients of the firm that collectively provide a variety of social services for families, children, seniors, and many…
Troy, N.Y. – Longtime Unity House Chief Executive Officer Chris Burke has announced that he will retire from the role in mid-2022. Only the second CEO in the organization’s 50-year history, he has led the organization for more than 30 years. “Unity House is in a very strong position today, with a dynamic and extremely talented leadership team in…
Jun
16
The Chamber will help The Iron Works celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Iron Works is a family-friendly casual restaurant…
11 a.m. Ribbon Cutting
Jun
17
In partnership with MicroKnowledge, this webinar will examine how to use Microsoft Office to Share files and increase collaboration. Participants should…
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Jun
23
Hear directly from local college and university presidents as they discuss their vision for a post-pandemic future in higher education.  As major…
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Check-in & Lunch; 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion