With Dr. Peter Birkner (RWE Siegen), the ASK (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Siegerländer Künstlerinnen und Künstler) was able to gain a PhD in electrical engineering as its new 1st (managing) chairman at its members' meeting on 10 July 2010. Kai-Uwe Körner (Betzdorf) will represent the artists' side as 2nd Chairman and coordinate the joint activities of the creative people. This will further rejuvenate the management team of the non-profit organization. Jochen Dietrich and Thomas Kellner will ensure continuity in the further development of the busy artists' group in the extended board, Petra Oberhäuser will complete the board together with the proven treasurer Benno Derda.
Mark Sauer, Director of Deutsche Bank and long-standing 1st Chairman of the group, had resigned due to numerous other commitments, which the artists regretted but accepted with understanding. She thanked him for his work. The artists' group traditionally has a 1st Chairman from the ranks of the business community.
The personnel changes also include the addition of new members: Petra Groos, known to the Siegen public for her figurative works and Mirjam Elbrun, born in Siegen and currently living in Saarbrücken, will join the group and present themselves and their work as part of the 2010 winter exhibition. The organization of group activities for NRW Day 2010 and other exhibition projects completed the program of the meeting.