Stephanie Evans Hanson
Leadership Development Program Manager
Stephanie Evans Hanson officially joined the staff of Americans for the Arts in January 2009 to support the Local Arts Advancement department as local arts agency services coordinator. In her current role, she is responsible for the development of individual leaders working to advance the arts at the local level. Her portfolio of work covers the full spectrum of arts leaders from students and emerging leaders to executive level and boards of directors. She designs and implements professional development, networking opportunities, and online resources for the field through webinars, in person sessions at the annual Americans for the Arts Convention, and a newly created program for emerging leaders called the Local Arts Classroom. She also shares resources, leadership best practices, and opportunities through regular listserv postings, blogs, and publications. In addition, Stephanie provides internal leadership development for Americans for the Arts interns.
Stephanie graduated from American University with an M.A. in arts management, and wrote her thesis on the U.S. visa process and its effects on cultural exchange. Prior to joining Americans for the Arts, Stephanie was an entertainment producer for a local casting agency that provided entertainment for corporate and social events. She holds a B.M. in music performance from Miami University of Ohio, and performed nationally and internationally during and after college, including study abroad opportunities in Luxembourg and Chennai, India.
Stephanie has served as a grants panelist for the Arts Council of Fairfax County and the Alexandria Commission for the Arts. Currently, she sits on the Steering Committee for Emerging Arts Leaders DC and volunteers at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. She lives in Falls Church, VA with her husband.
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