Michael G. Murphy will take over as the new President for Shea's Performing Arts Center, replacing the long-time President Anthony Conte, who is retiring.
Murphy is currently the Managing Director of The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California. He has held similar positions in Austin, Texas and New York City.
Murphy will move back home in October, he's a Western New York native and graduated from Gowanda Central High School in 1979.
The Shea's Board of Trustees says it received dozens of applications from all over North America during its seven month search for a new President.
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