A New Chapter
From Founder & President, Megan Wendell
Today, I’m sharing some news that is very exciting and also a little bittersweet. After 13 years dedicated to supporting the cultural community with high-level communications services, I’ve decided it’s time to begin a new chapter. This fall, I joined The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage as Senior Specialist for Communications & Marketing.
My entire professional life has been driven by my passion for the arts and my desire to serve the cultural community in a meaningful way. The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage is committed to “making Philadelphia a hub for dynamic experiences and a place where creative expression and the exchange of ideas are vital forces in public life.” I’m thrilled to join this organization that aligns with my own mission and to continue to work with the arts and culture community in this new role.
Building, growing and running Canary Promotion has been exhilarating and exhausting, inspiring and challenging, often a labor of love, but most importantly an intensely fulfilling adventure. In recent years we’ve significantly grown our client base, taken on large-scale projects of national renown, and been recognized for our work with industry awards – and 2014 was in fact our most successful year. And now it’s time for new challenges.
I am endlessly grateful for the support I’ve received over the years – from clients, staff, colleagues, mentors and advisors, members of the press, friends, and my unrelentingly reassuring and patient family.
I’m indebted to the many, many clients – from the independent musicians to the major institutions and international artists – who entrusted our team to tell their stories, shape their communications, and help engage their audiences.
And I thank the dedicated employees who have joined me in this work. Over the years Canary Promotion’s staff has been composed of people who shared the company’s values. I could not have built the company to the successful firm it is today without their commitment and drive to consistently deliver excellent work.
I’m proud of all we’ve accomplished. I’m so excited to continue to serve the community I love and look forward to working with many in the community in my new role at the Center. You can learn more about the Center at pcah.us and reach me there at mwendell [at] pcah [dot] us.
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