Port Washington resident Laura Mogul has been named the new executive director of Landmark on Main Street.
Mogul has a long history of volunteer work and community service in Port Washington, and she feels her new position is a perfect fit with those attributes.
“Landmark is a not-for-profit community center that enriches the community,” Mogul said. “This is a job that I never dreamed would be available. Who wouldn’t be interested in working at the Landmark?”
The executive director is responsible for the management of the Landmark Community Center, including the Jean Rimsky Theatre, Doctor’s Gym and the leased space for the Port Washington Children’s Center, Parent Resource Center and the Teen Center.
“The Landmark has a magical pull to it. I felt it immediately,” said Mogul.
Mogul has lived in Port Washington for 28 years. Her three daughters attended Port schools. Mogul has always been deeply involved in community service. She was president of the school board for two years, president of the Port Washington summer show for several years, a founding member of the Port Washington Education Foundation (PWEF) and also president of the PWEF for several years. She grew up in Oyster Bay. She has a background in the corporate world in marketing, event management and client services at companies such as Revlon, J Walter Thompson and ABC Television. All of her experience and strengths will serve her well in her new position.
The Landmark is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
“Twenty years ago a remarkable coalition of people put together ideas and financing that brought this institution into being,” said Mogul. “This facility does a lot of different things for different segments of the community.”
There is amazing programming lined up at the Jean Rimsky Theatre including The Nick Tangorra Band, Tom Arnold, Jessie Mueller, Ana Gasteyer, Suzanne Vega and Kellie O’Hara, to name a few. Afternoon TEA, which stands for theatre, entertainment and art, is a program for seniors two Wednesdays a month that features classic films, live music or other entertainment.
“Most of our programming is funded at least in part by donors,”
Mogul is working with sponsors and developing new sources of funding.
“The board of directors consists of volunteers who come from diverse backgrounds and points of view. They devote a tremendous amount of time and are dedicated to the Landmark and community service,” said Mogul.
“My goal going forward,” said Mogul, “is that if I ask people to fill in the blank ‘My Landmark is…,’ I want to hear as many different ideas coming back to me as possible. I want every community group to think of Landmark when they need space, when they want to partner in programming, or when they just want to brainstorm about how to partner to serve the community. I want to foster a greater community use of Landmark’s facilities.”
Mogul looks at her new position as her third act. “My first act was in the corporate world, my second act was doing volunteer work and community service in Port Washington and in my third act I get to put it all together at the Landmark,” said Mogul.
For more information about Landmark on Main Street, visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.