Coastal Concerts expands board of directors

September 7, 2020

Coastal Concerts announced the appointment of four new members to its board of directors.

New board members are Lee April, Joseph Barbaccia, Norm Golden and Rich Lepley. 

Lee April and his wife lived in Virginia for 36 years prior to retiring and moving to Lewes in 2019. Prior to his retirement, Lee was fortunate to enjoy a 42-year career in the hotel industry, most recently as a director with Extended Stay America where he oversaw 40 hotels in the Washington, D.C. area. A graduate of Georgetown University, he sings in the Southern Delaware Chorale. He is currently on the Coastal Club community board of governors.

Joe Barbaccia is the owner and principal of Paradise Studios in Georgetown, a graphic design company providing professional, high-quality graphic design services. With 35 years’ experience, he does freelance consulting, illustration and graphic design for various clients. He and his wife live in Georgetown.

Norm Golden has been involved in the arts his entire life – as a theater teacher, director, actor, writer, producer, designer, coach and administrator. He has been a lifelong proponent of arts in education programs and has worked with the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, Long Island Philharmonic, Performing Arts Foundation and American Ballet Theater. He hopes to bring his expertise in technical theater and arts in education as well as his creative energies to the board of Coastal Concerts.

Rich Lepley has always been committed to public service, representing the federal government as a litigator and executive manager and counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Treasury, and most recently as principal deputy general counsel for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He received his law degree from George Washington University. His volunteer work includes serving on the Coastal Club community board of directors.

“All of these new members bring diverse talents and energy to our organization, and they clearly embody a strong sense of community spirit. Coastal Concerts is fortunate to have them as new members, and to have them share their expertise as we continue to keep the music playing in southern Delaware,” said Richard Scalenghe, board president.


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