Friends of the Goss Announce Changes to Staff, Board

The Friends of the Goss Opera House non-profit foundation has announced changes to its staff and board. Missy Sinner who led the non-profit as Executive Director through the “Light Up the Goss” capital campaign and the recently completed $5 Million Goss renovation is stepping down. Local businesswoman Jamie Mack was selected by the Friends of the Goss board as the new Executive Director.

“Now is the perfect time to make this change for the Goss,” said Sinner, who will become a foundation board member. “Jamie’s leadership style along with her passion for the arts, our community, and the Goss are a perfect combination as we embark on this next phase at the Goss.”

Mack will lead the non-profit in its mission to provide the community with rich entertainment and beautiful event space in the 130-year-old historic Goss building. In support of this endeavor, the Friends of the Goss also hired Jen Pendley as Events Coordinator.

“We are entering the operational phase at the Goss, hosting exceptional events and presenting an extensive show line up. Both Jamie and Jen bring proven experience that will help us achieve our non-profit’s strategic goals,” said Friends of the Goss board president Milt Carter. “We are tremendously grateful for Missy’s leadership during the capital campaign and construction phase; her creative vision and passion for the Goss have undoubtedly set us up for a bright future.”

Mack, in her new role as Executive Director, will manage the Goss team as well as lead the non-profit’s fundraising and membership efforts. The board has a long-term goal to create an endowment fund to ensure the Goss is at the heart of downtown for generations to come.

“I am beyond excited and incredibly humbled to join the Friends of the Goss,” said Mack. “I applaud the amazing effort of our community to help Light Up the Goss once again and I look forward to leading the team to continue to bring outstanding entertainment and events to Watertown’s Goss Opera House.”

“I have 100% confidence the Goss is in good hands. Jamie is an outstanding leader and has a phenomenal team supporting her,” said Sinner.

Mack’s first day at the Goss is set for Oct. 19. Sinner will assist in ensuring a seamless transition.