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VenuWorks names new Rialto Theater executive director

3/10/2017, 12:59 p.m.
The new director will begin in April.
The Rialto Theater in Joliet. Photo by Brock A. Stein

VenuWorks, the company that manages the Rialto Square Theater, has named Valerie Devine as its executive director.

Devine, a twenty-five year industry veteran, joins VenuWorks after serving as the Vice President of Production of the Paramount Theatre, Copley Theatre and RiverEdge Park in Aurora, Illinois.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to join Venuworks and the beautiful Rialto Square Theatre during a new and exciting time for the organization,” said Devine.

“With the support of VenuWorks, the city of Joliet, the Rialto’s new board leadership, the staff and a tremendous group of volunteers – the possibilities are endless."

“We were looking for someone who can lead the Rialto Square Theatre and appreciate its unique place within our community,” said Bob Filotto, Rialto Authority Board Chair.

Devine will begin her new position in Joliet on April 3rd.