Private Sector Network Council Members

Council Vice-Chair: Co-Founder, IDEAS xLab
Executive Director, Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut
Executive Director, Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville
Executive Director, Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance
President & CEO, Creative Many Michigan
Chief Creative Economy Officer, Government of DC Office of Cable TV, Film, Music, and Entertainment
President & CEO, ArtsFund
Event Systems Manager, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Executive Director, ArtsWestchester
Director of Culture, State of Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development
Council Chair: President and CEO, Arts & Business Council of Greater Miami
Cultural Curator, IVY
President & CEO, ArtsWave
Executive Director, Triangle Art Works
Executive Director, Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia
Vice President of Development, Arts & Science Council
President, Cultural Alliance of York County
President & CEO, Fund for the Arts
President, ArtsBuild
Director of Creative Economy, Arlington County Cultural Affairs
Program Officer, New Jersey State Council on the Arts

The Private Sector Council is an advisory group charged with helping Americans for the Arts develop and implement private sector advocacy programs, and to serve as leaders to other local arts agencies seeking to connect with the private sector. Every year, Americans for the Arts invites all members to nominate themselves or a colleague to the Private Sector Council.

The council:

  • Meets with Americans for the Arts' staff quarterly, twice in person and twice over the phone
  • Assists with the development and workshopping of private sector-related tools and resources
  • Contributes to Artsblog with arts and business-related stories from their communities
  • Participates in research and program evaluations conducted by Americans for the Arts
  • Helps foster deeper connections between their local communities, the private sector, and Americans for the Arts
  • Plays a role in selecting the recipient of the annual Michael Newton Award