The Board of Directors of the Wally Russell Foundation is pleased to announce that Van Rommel has accepted an appointment to the Board of Directors of the Wally Russell Foundation.
Van Rommel is Director of Business Development for Pathway Connectivity, a leading provider of innovative controls, data distribution and interface products for the audio, lighting and video production industry.
Van began his career as a lighting designer and production manager in the entertainment industry for theater, dance, opera, television, film, concert and special event productions. Prior to joining Pathway, Van led regional and national sales and business development efforts for Vari-Lite and then for Strand Lighting.
Notable concert productions included tours by Waylon Jennings, REO Speedwagon, Poco and Poco/Graham Nash/Dave Mason. Television productions included live-to-air news, sports and entertainment events for ABC, NBC, ESPN, MSG and Univision. Special events included numerous presidential appearances, the 1987 Papal visit to San Antonio, the 1990 Houston G7 Summit, Kawaski Motors dealer shows and Buick national sales meetings.
Van has coordinated the design, delivery and installation of large-scale advanced lighting technology installations to Broadway shows, convention and meeting facilities, cruise ships, casino entertainment venues and performing arts centers.
“We are grateful that Van has accepted the challenge of Board membership for the Wally Russell Fund”, commented Tom Folsom, Chairman of the Board. “We are starting our 25th year of operation and we need a competent, fresh look at our activities, fund-raising, and outreach programs.”