Katherine Knowles is "out" as Chief Executive Officer at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center.

The Z's Board of Trustees announced Wednesday, that the position of C-E-O had been eliminated as part of an overall long-term financial plan.

Trustee Chairman Larry Hunt tells WBSM News, the day to day operations will be managed by Assistant Director Rosemary Gill and Director of Production Justin Lacroix for the time being....

Attorney Hunt didn't know whether the analysis would be done internally, or a private firm would be brought in.

Knowles has served as C-E-O for nine years.  Hunt said Knowles has made the Zeiterion "a cultural force" in the region, and she'll be missed.