Director of Vaco Raleigh Design & Media Named to Contemporary Art Foundation Board

Raleigh, NC, March 01, 2009 --( David R. Rhode, managing partner of Vaco Raleigh (, an executive placement and consulting firm specializing in the fields of accounting and finance, information technology (IT), operations and executive search, has announced that Troy Knight, director of Vaco Design & Media, has been named to the Contemporary Art Foundation Board of Directors. CAF is the sole owner of the property of the future home for the Contemporary Art Museum, scheduled to open in the spring of 2010.

Knight will assist the board in setting the strategic direction to raise the additional capital required to transform the site and create and maintain a museum home for the Contemporary Art Museum. The primary goal for CAF is to oversee the establishment of the museum at 409 W. Martin St. in downtown Raleigh, but the foundation plans to continue its support for contemporary arts beyond this current project.

The Contemporary Art Museum was established in 1983 in Raleigh as the City Gallery of Contemporary Art. In 2006, the museum merged with the North Carolina State University College of Design to provide unique opportunities for study and has since broadened its vision to include the exploration of the intersections of art and science, technology and design.

“We are excited about Troy being named to the Contemporary Art Foundation board,” said Rhode. “In addition to his sense of creativity and innovation, his knowledge of contemporary design will be a valuable resource to the leadership of this foundation.”

About Vaco Raleigh, LLC:
Vaco specializes in contract, special project and direct hire services in the fields of accounting and finance, information technology, e-training and design, operations and executive search. The staff at Vaco Raleigh has more than 350 combined years of industry experience, with local knowledge and connections as well as access to geographically diverse resources through 26 Vaco offices nationwide. Vaco was selected as an Inc. 500 company in 2007 and 2008. Committed to hiring top performers from corporate life that now serve their profession instead of performing within it, Vaco has a team of seasoned experts with the industry experience to understand their clients’ needs and candidates’ skills. This rare combination of experience and expertise allows Vaco to make superior matches between employers and qualified candidates. Established in 2004, Vaco Raleigh was named as one of the 50 fastest growing private companies in the Triangle by the Triangle Business Journal in 2007 and 2008. Vaco Raleigh also received the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s 2008 Pinnacle Award for Steady Growth and Profitability. For more information, please call (919) 719-6500 or visit the Web site at

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