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Sexton appointed to two boards

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Whitley County native Roy Sexton was recently appointed to two boards: Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit and the Royal Starr Film Festival. 

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit is one of Southeast Michigan's most highly regarded cultural treasures. Their critically acclaimed student-driven performances and national and international tours have brought worldwide attention to Detroit as a center for arts and culture while shining a spotlight on the area's talented young people and creating new and diverse audiences for the performing arts. Founded by Rick Sperling in 1992 to address gaps in Metro Detroit arts education, Mosaic served 25 young artists in its inaugural year. Today, hundreds of youth from more than 50 Metro Detroit schools participate in Mosaic's First, Second and Main Stage programs every year. 

Mosaic Youth Theatre's upcoming production Northern Lights 1966 opens May 12 (http://mosaicdetroit.org/tickets/): "Northern Lights 1966 is the inspiring true story of a group of Detroit teenagers who joined forces to demand the education they deserved. This original high-energy play by acclaimed playwright Michael Dinwiddie pulsates with the music of the late 60s. Focusing on a dramatic student protest at Detroit's Northern High School more than 50 years ago, Northern Lights 1966 tells a powerful story that feels as current as today's headlines." Detroit Film Theatre in the DIA, May 11 and May 18, 2018 (Student Matinees), 10 AM; May 12-13 and May 19-20, 2018 (Public Performances), 8 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday matinee. 

The Royal Starr Film Festival is organized by the nonprofit Royal Starr Arts Institute in partnership with Emagine Entertainment. The Starr part of the name comes from Orson Starr, who settled in the Royal Oak, Michigan area in the mid-19th Century.

Roy Sexton is responsible for leading Kerr Russell's marketing, business development, communications, and strategic planning efforts.   

He has nearly 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, business development, and strategic planning, having worked at Deloitte Consulting, Oakwood Healthcare (now Beaumont), Trott Law (formerly Trott & Trott), and St. Joseph Mercy Health System. He has been heavily involved regionally and nationally in the Legal Marketing Association as a board member, content expert, and presenter. He is treasurer-elect currently for the Legal Marketing Association's Midwest Regional Board of Directors. 

He earned his Bachelor's degree from Wabash College, and holds two masters degrees: an MA in theatre from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He is a graduate of Leadership Detroit and Leadership A2Y, was a governor-appointed member of the Michigan Council of Labor and Economic Growth, and was appointed to the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association Board of Governors in 2012. 

He served as an at-large member of LMA's Midwest Regional Board, served on the advisory committee for Strategies Magazine, and was a member of the Social Media SIG steering group. He has been involved on the following nonprofit boards and committees: First Step, Michigan Quality Council, National MS Society, ASPCA, Wabash College Southeast Michigan Alumni Association, Penny Seats Theatre Company and the Spotlight Players. He currently sits on the boards of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor and encoremichigan.com. He is a published author with two books Reel Roy Reviews, Volumes 1 & 2.

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