Richard Nzokou and Julie Hartley have joined the Ixion Ensemble Board of Directors. Nzokou is a commercial lender with First National Bank of America. He is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in economics and a native of East Lansing. Nzokou also serves as treasurer on the board of the Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art.
Hartley is a certified tourism ambassador for Lansing and a graduate of Great Lakes Christian College with a degree in psychology and Bible/theology. She has been active in the Lansing theater community for over 20 years both on stage and behind the scenes. Hartley has also been an active participant in Habitat for Humanity.
“We’re thrilled to add Rich and Julie to the board,” said Jeff Croff, artistic director and board president of Ixion. “Rich’s expertise will help us as we look to find a permanent home for Ixion and build for the future. Julie’s fundraising expertise and deep community roots will ensure that we take those steps into the future confidently and with the participation of other community stakeholders.”