Meet the Award Recipient: Will Beekman, 2018 Innovator of the Year
Will Beekman joined the F.M. Kirby Center in April of 2010 and became Executive Director in January of 2014. As both a venue manager and talent buyer, Will has helped lead the F.M. Kirby Center into uncharted waters. The Wilkes-Barre venue currently ranks #104 on the list of Worldwide Theaters, based on ticket sales for the 2017 calendar year. Busier than ever, the F.M. Kirby Center is averaging nearly 150 events per year, which greatly impacts both the economy and quality of life in downtown Wilkes-Barre.
Will is a graduate of Penn State University and currently lives in Duryea with his wife Katie and their daughters Hannah, 5, and Allie, 2. Will also sits on the Board of Directors for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, Diamond City Partnership, and Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association. An avid baseball fan, he enjoys watching his beloved Mets and coaching his daughter’s tee ball team.
Join us for the 2018 EPIC Awards on June 12th at 5 p.m. at Wyoming Seminary – Kirby Center for Creative Arts to see this award presented to Will Beekman. Register here!