Two new board leaders take over at the Rep

It’s hello to two new heads of the board of directors at Orlando Repertory Theatre, which welcomes Scott Bowman (left) as the new board chair (replacing Carlos Barrios) and Scott May (below left) as vice chair.

Bowman, a PR and customer-service veteran, is the Magic’s vice president of season ticket services and operations. May is senior vice president and chief financial officer for Fifth Third Bank.

Here’s the official word:

Orlando Repertory Theatre Announces Changes in Board Leadership

Orlando Repertory Theatre (The Rep) announces Scott Bowman as the new Board Chair of the Rep’s Board of Directors. Bowman replaces Carlos Barrios and will serve as the Board Chair for the next two years.  Scott May will replace Bowman as the Vice-Chair.

Bowman has over 20 years of experience in public relations, community relations and customer service. He currently serves as the Vice President of Season Ticket Services & Operations with the Orlando Magic. He previously served as Director of Community Relations and Government Affairs for the Orlando Magic, President of the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation, Director for Magic Pencil Studios and the Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Relations for Barnett Bank of Central Florida. A native of Ohio, Bowman holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio State University.

Gene Columbus, Executive Director of the Rep, is thrilled Bowman will be taking on this important leadership role within the organization. He says, “Mr. Bowman brings a wonderful enthusiasm for programs that focus on children and young people. He and the Orlando Magic are great supporters of programs offered at the Rep and he is completely committed to ensuring we are providing the finest in family theatre.”

May, who will replace Bowman as Vice-Chair, has served in the financial services industry for nearly 20 years, starting his career as a teller for the former Gainer Bank (now Chase) in Indiana. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fifth Third Bank and was named one of Orlando Business Journal’s Medium Private Company CFOs of the year in 2009. He has previously served in positions that span the full spectrum from audit to finance, including serving as the Director of the Internal Audit Division at Lincoln Bancorp, the Audit Director for Fifth Third Indiana affiliates, and Affiliate Controller for the Central Indiana bank.

May previously served as a mentor for Indianapolis Public Schools’ students through Fifth Third Bank’s Young Banker’s Club and as a speaker for the “National Teach a Child to Save” day. May holds a bachelor of science in Business from Indiana University.

Columbus also believes May will make a strong addition as Vice-Chair: “May is equally committed and has a great appreciation for the work being done as it relates to the underserved. He and Fifth Third Bank are great supporters of shows and educational programs that impact the lives of children and families.”

About Orlando Repertory Theatre – The Rep is a professional theatre for young audiences with a mission to create experiences that enlighten, entertain and enrich the lives of family and young audiences. The award-winning Rep Youth Academy provides classes, camps and workshops for children along with professional development opportunities to local classroom teachers. Housed in a three theatre complex in Loch Haven Park, the Rep is also home to the University of Central Florida’s MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences graduate program.

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