FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
YVETTE RODRIGUEZ APPOINTED CFO OF
BRIC ARTS & MEDIA IN DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN
BRIC ARTS & MEDIA LEADERSHIP REFLECTS
THE DIVERSITY OF ITS COMMUNITY
Brooklyn, NY – October 16, 2023 – BRIC, the leading cultural organization dedicated to presenting innovative art and media programming to the Brooklyn community and beyond, is pleased to announce the appointment of Yvette Rodriguez as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In her role, Rodriguez will be responsible for overseeing the financial operations of BRIC and will report to BRIC President Wes Jackson.
Yvette Rodriguez brings a wealth of experience and a deep connection to the Brooklyn community to her new position. A native of Bushwick, Brooklyn, she attended Brooklyn Technical High School and graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Accounting from Long Island University Brooklyn Campus on a full scholarship.
With over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting, Rodriguez has worked across various industries, including music, media, advertising, and nonprofit organizations. In her previous role as Senior Director of Finance at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Yvette demonstrated her exceptional leadership skills by successfully leading the accounting and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) teams.
During her tenure at BAM, Yvette played a pivotal role in securing the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) worth $10 million during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. This grant provided critical support by covering a substantial portion of salaries, thus preventing further furloughs and ensuring the stability of the organization. Yvette’s dedication and expertise also led to BAM receiving its largest grant in its history, a testament to her strategic financial leadership.
Yvette Rodriguez is known for her strategic thinking and her commitment to making a positive impact on the Brooklyn community. Her decision to transition from corporate work to nonprofit work reflects her belief in the power of storytelling and the importance of contributing to the community. She sees BRIC as a platform where she can leverage her extensive career experiences to propel BRIC forward in its mission.
BRIC CFO Yvette Rodriguez said:
“I am excited to join BRIC because BRIC represents and serves the community of Brooklyn, my roots. I believe in ‘to whom much is given, much is required,’ and I look forward to making a difference in Brooklyn as a part of BRIC. BRIC chooses to deliver opportunities to the community through diverse programs and space, which sets it apart as unique. I intentionally switched from corporate work to nonprofit work because, while numbers don’t have an opinion and tell a story, the story I choose to be a part of is most important. I see BRIC as a place where I can use my experiences across my career to help move the institution forward.”
BRIC PresidentWes Jackson said:
“Yvette is a seasoned executive who shares BRIC’s and my personal commitment to uplifting the community. She is a powerful addition to the team, and I’m excited to work with her as we continue to elevate and amplify the voices of all of Brooklyn and beyond.”
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BRIC is a leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn whose work spans contemporary visual and performing arts, media, and civic action. For over forty years, BRIC has shaped Brooklyn’s cultural and media landscape by presenting and incubating artists, creators, students, and media makers. As a creative catalyst for their community, BRIC ignites learning in people of all ages and centralizes diverse voices that take risks and drive culture forward. BRIC builds Brooklyn’s creative future.