Gamm Theatre hires Gravell as managing director

Gamm Theatre hires Gravell as managing director

WARWICK – The board of directors of The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre has hired Amy Gravell as managing director, effective Nov. 11. Gravell comes with more than 20 years of experience in Rhode Island’s nonprofit sector, and a deep commitment to community building and the arts.

As associate executive director for the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket, where she’s worked since 2005, Gravell led an $8 million capital and endowment campaign to renovate and expand the facility. Previous employers have included Tockwotton Home and The Prout School.

Gravell maintains numerous professional affiliations, and currently serves as president-elect to the board of directors for the Rhode Island Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She is also a member of the Advisory Commission on Arts and Culture for the city of Pawtucket.

Gravell joins The Gamm during a period of significant growth. She will be instrumental in further developing and implementing the nonprofit theater’s next strategic plan. Gravell succeeds Oliver Dow who left The Gamm at the end of June after five seasons as managing director.

“Amy’s experience in organizational leadership and fundraising will make her an excellent managing director for The Gamm,” said Gamm Board President W. Lynn McKinney. “Her guidance will assure the theater’s growth as a major artistic venue in Rhode Island.”