Abel Lopez
Associate Producing Director, GALA Hispanic Theatre
Washington, DC


Michael Spring
Director, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
Miami, FL


Julie Muraco
Managing Partner, Praeditis Group LLC
New York, NY

Vice Chairs

Ramona Baker
Arts Consultant, Ramona Baker Consulting;
Director, Master of Arts in Arts Administration Program,
Goucher College
Indianapolis, IN
William Lehr, Jr.
Chairman of the Board, Capital BlueCross
Hershey, PA
Maria Arena Bell
Arts Patron
President/Founder, Vitameatavegamin Productions
Los Angeles, CA
Timothy McClimon
President, American Express Foundation
New York, NY
John Haworth
Director, George Gustav Heye Center,
National Museum of the
American Indian
New York, NY
Steven D. Spiess
Chair, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation
New York, NY

At Large

Susan Coliton
Consultant, Luma Consulting, LLC
Seattle, WA
Margie Johnson Reese
Executive Director, Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture
Wichita Falls, TX
Susan S. Goode
Arts Patron
Norfolk, VA
Charmaine Warmenhoven
Arts Patron
President, Warmenhoven Foundation
Monte Sereno, CA
Dorothy Pierce McSweeny
Chair Emeritus, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities
Washington, DC


Sarah Arison
President, Arison Arts Foundation
Miami, FL
Felix Padrón
Director, City of San Antonio, Department for Culture & Creative Development
San Antonio, TX
Leslie D. Blanton
Arts Patron
Houston, TX
Carolyn Clark Powers
Arts Patron

Los Angeles, CA

Charles X Block
President, Bedrock Group
Philadelphia, PA
Barbara S. Robinson
Chairman Emeritus, Ohio Arts Council and Chair, Arts Midwest
Cleveland, OH
Alessandra DiGiusto
Chief Administrative Officer, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
New York, NY
Edgar L. Smith, Jr.
Chairman and CEO, World Pac Paper, LLC
Cincinnati, OH

Floyd W. Green III
Vice President and Head of Community
Relations and Urban Marketing, Aetna
Hartford, CT
Tommy Sowers, Ph. D
US Army
Former Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs
Chapel Hill, NC
Vijay Gupta
First Violinist, LA Philharmonic
Los Angeles, CA
Nancy Stephens
Actor and Activist
Los Angeles, CA

Glen S. Howard
Board Chair, DataArts
Washington, DC
Ty Stiklorius
Founder, Friends at Work
Santa Monica, CA
Deborah Jordy
Executive Director, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts
Denver, CO
Ann Stock
Former Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs
Alexandria, VA
Liz Lerman
Takoma Park, MD
Michael S. Verruto
Managing Director, HPI Capital LLC
Charlotte, NC

Ex officio

Robert L. Lynch
President and CEO, Americans for the Arts
Washington, DC

In Memoriam

Peggy Amsterdam
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Philadelphia, PA

Peter Donnelly
Arts Consultant
Seattle, WA


C. Kendric Fergeson, Immediate Past Chair
Chairman, NBC Oklahoma
Altus, OK

Madeleine H. Berman
Arts Patron
Franklin, MI

Fred Lazarus
Former President, The Maryland Institute, College of Art
Baltimore, MD