With the recent retirement of Susan Ryles from her post as executive director of Glynn Visual Arts, Terri Evans has been named her successor.

Ryles spent five years at the helm of GVA. During her tenure the organization has achieved financial stability while providing innovative and thought-provoking exhibitions and programmers for artists and art lovers of all ages. GVA has also become involved with Community of Hope/Rise Risley and the Brunswick Mural Project. She will remain on staff through the end of July to assist in the transition.

Evans took over as executive director on June 1 after joining GVA in January as its development director. She is the former executive director of Coastal Coalition for Children, and has a wealth of experience in nonprofit development, marketing and administration. Prior to her work with Coastal Coalition for Children, she was the founder/owner of a cause-related marketing organization, Bcauz Marketing.