• Larry L. Preston Named Chairman of the Board, Temple Theatre Foundation and Saginaw Art Museum

    For Immediate Release
    Larry L. Preston Named Chairman of the Board, Temple Theatre Foundation and Saginaw Art Museum 
    (May 28, 2019) The Temple Theatre Foundation and Saginaw Art Museum Boards of Directors today announced the appointment of Larry L. Preston as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the two organizations.

    Preston, co-founder and recently retired CEO of Tri-Star Trust Bank, assumes the role of Chairman of the Board immediately.

    “Larry brings to our organizations a truly unmatched combination of business acumen, community focus, and service to the arts community,” said Dr. Samuel Shaheen, Temple Theatre Board Member. “He is uniquely qualified to drive our strategic direction, lead our relationship development efforts and a play a central role in ensuring the long-term growth and success of these two vital cultural assets for Saginaw and the Great Lakes Bay Region as a whole. The boards are delighted to welcome Larry into this important leadership role."

    Preston’s responsibilities as Chairman of the Board include executive leadership, strategic planning, financial management, fund development, planned giving and driving collaboration among area arts organizations.

    “The Great Lakes Bay Region has many cultural treasurers and two of the most outstanding are the Temple Theatre and the Saginaw Art Museum,” Preston said.  “As a person who loves our community and arts and entertainment having the opportunity to serve in a leadership role with these two wonderful institutions is a great privilege.  I thank both boards for giving me this opportunity and look forward to building relationships with all our staff, volunteers, visitors and other financial patrons.

    Preston’s contributions to the arts community include Board membership and service on the Executive Committee of the Michigan Humanities Council. He has also served on the Boards of The Midland Center for the Arts and The Great Lakes Bay Alliance, as chair of its Advocacy and Art and Entertainment Committee.

    In Saginaw, he has served on the Boards of the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra and the Saginaw Art Museum, as well as chairman of the Board of the Saginaw Community Foundation. He received the Saginaw Arts and Enrichment Commission Great Lakes Bay All-Area Award.

    Preston has also served the community as former Chairman of the Board of the Saginaw Chamber of Commerce and Heroes for Kids. Preston recently received the prestigious Outstanding Businessman of the Year Award from Saginaw Valley State University.

    Prior to co-founding Tri-Star Trust Bank in 2000, Preston was a partner and member of the Executive Committee at the law firm. Currie, Kendall, Polasky and Meisel PLC. This followed his tenure as managing partner at Polasky, Meisel, Preston and Kolat PLC.

    Preston holds a BS degree from Michigan State University and graduated Cum Laude with a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Detroit Mercy.

    The Temple Theater, founded in 1926 and revitalized by the Shaheen Family in 2002 and the Saginaw Art Museum, are iconic institutions in the Great Lakes Bay Region. They provide cultural and entertainment programming for the region, and contribute to the economic health and development of its communities. Please visit their websites for updates on current programming and follow them on Facebook at  @SaginawArtMuseum1947 and @templesaginaw
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    Thor Rasmussen
    Marketing & Creativity Manager
    Saginaw Art Museum/Temple Theatre Foundation
    Direct: (989)272-8040

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