The Highlands Summer Festival has appointed a General Manager. The theatre company hired Ken Loney in the new contract position with a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. President Jack Brezina says the festival has grown to a size where a permanent employee was needed to manage the company all year. As part of his new position, Loney will help establish the company’s new youth program called Early Stages. He’ll officially take on the General Manager position March 3.