Stephanie Flom, who has run a library and community center since 2005, is the new executive director of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures.
The Oakland-based organization presents "Ten Literary Evenings, Monday Night at the Lectures" in Carnegie Music Hall, plus a series of appearances by authors who appeal to young readers.
Ms. Flom, of Highland Park, will assume her new position in mid-May. Her first public event will be hosting Washington Post writer and author Wil Haygood on May 19 at the Byham Theater, Downtown. Mr. Haygood’s reporting on the civil rights struggle, through the eyes of a White House butler, inspired last year’s movie, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”
Ms. Flom currently serves as executive director of the Cooper-Siegel Community Library, which opened in 2011 and cost $6 million. The library serves the 30,000 people who live in the Fox Chapel Area School District. Ms. Flom also ran the Boyd Community Center and raised $6.5 million for that facility. She led the opening of the Sharpsburg Community Library in 2009. That library will undergo a $1 million expansion this year.
She replaces Jayne Adair, who has led the lecture series since June 2007. Ms. Adair announced her retirement in October.