Michael T. Hartley, CFP® is the Chairman of DKE, Inc, Comprehensive Wealth Counsel, with over 35 years experience in portfolio design and investment management. He was named a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute in 2018. Michael has an extensive background in philanthropy and served on boards of Venice area charitable organizations including the YMCA and Village on the Isle. He served multiple terms as the Chair of the Venice Planning Commission. His book, “Master Plan: Integrating Your Financial Planning, Legal and Estate Planning, and Life Planning,” is used by estate planners and investment advisors nationwide. Michael was the co-founder and funder of the non-profit Venice Institute for Performing Arts that that operates the $15 million Venice Performing Arts Center and currently serves as President of the Board of Directors.
Bonnie Brown Hartley, Ph.D., is President of Transition Dynamics Inc, and specializes in leveraging change in enterprise. She is a Fellow in the Family Firm Institute and holds their certificate in family wealth advising. In 2010 she and husband, Michael T. Hartley, released the two-CD series, “Think Ahead.” Her books, “Sudden Death” and “Unexpected Wealth,” were published in 2006. In 2009, she co-au-thored “Family Wealth Transition Planning.” Bonnie co-founded and funded the Venice Institute for Performing Arts with her husband, Michael Hartley, in 2016 and recently served as Executive Director for several years.
Mr. Manne joined VIPA for its first season in the fall of 2016 as the head of security and has been an invaluable asset to the organization ever since. The board of directors later appointed him director of operations in 2020. Since that time, he has learned the functions of every VIPA department, and helped design and implement volunteer, apprentice, and intern training programs. In the summer of 2021, the board of directors promoted him, once again, to executive director. In this role, he oversees all of VIPA’s operations. Mr. Manne is an accomplished leader with a real passion for bringing the arts to our community.
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