The Cool Spring Downtown District (CSDD) Inc is pleased to announce that it has hired Mark R. Regensburger as its first President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 14, 2017. Mr. Regensburger assumes his leadership role next month, to expand and invigorate the arts and entertainment focused district in downtown Fayetteville, NC. CSDD Inc’s Staffing Committee, chaired by William Pryor, the Chief Human Resource Officer for Cape Fear Valley Healthcare System, recommended Mr. Regensburger’s hiring after a national, highly competitive search and interview process culminating in two days of local events with community stakeholders, city and county officials, and CSDD Inc board members.
Mr. Regensburger has been a resident of Fayetteville several times in the last two decades, brought here as a musician and leader in the United States Army Music Program. Before joining the Army, he was the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra in Saginaw, MI. Mr. Regensburger graduated from Alma College in Alma, MI, has since earned an MBA and is now completing his PhD in management from Walden University. Since 2010, he has been an active member of First Presbyterian Church, and is on faculty at Fayetteville Technical Community College and the Institute for Community Leadership in business administration and leadership development. Leveraging almost three decades of experience and leadership in the arts, nonprofit, and business domains, Mr. Regensburger is expected to help lead Fayetteville toward making the downtown district an arts infused vibrant resource and destination for the city, county, and region.
“Fayetteville is a unique community, a blend of true Southern hospitality and international flavor. People from all across America, and from around the world, have found a home grounded on the deep roots of this community. Of all the places I have been in this nation, nowhere have I found this combination of true diversity and a genuine sense of welcome for all. This is why I live here, and why I’m excited about what we can do together for this community.” Regensburger said.
“Mark’s palpable enthusiasm, knowledge of Fayetteville, business training and arts background will drive the vision of an Arts and Entertainment District for our entire, inclusive community,” notes Eric Lindstrom, CSDD Inc. Board Chair.
The Cool Springs Downtown District Inc. (CSDD), is a nonprofit organization formed to develop and promote downtown Fayetteville as an Arts and Entertainment District. The development of an Arts and Entertainment District has been in the planning for over four years under the leadership of the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County with participation and support from multiple stakeholders, including the City of Fayetteville and the Downtown Alliance. The downtown district will be will be a vibrant center of artistic, cultural, civic and commercial activity; a place where people live, work, frequently visit and loyally patronize; a robust generator of economic prosperity for all Cumberland County residents.