Allan H. Colman, who took over as chief operating officer of the Music Center Operating Co. two years ago, has quit over apparent differences with the board, it became known Wednesday.
Colman, 44, a former Fresno County administrative officer, described his departure from the facility management post as "amicable" and said he has been wanting to "do some independent producing and exploring the possibility of some consulting." His resignation, he said, "was a timely thing to do."
In a letter to the performing organizations, Colman said his "experiences here and the friendships gained have been wonderful. I wish you all the best."
Apparently not everyone on the board, however, supported Colman's practice of increasing Music Center revenues by bringing in touring companies and outside shows when the resident performing companies were not using the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Ahmanson Theatre or the Mark Taper Forum.