Meet the State Arts Action Network Team

Sherron Long

President, Florida Cultural Alliance

Florida Cultural Alliance
5600 N. Flagler Drive, Unit 1410
West Palm Beach, Florida 33402
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Council term expires in 2014

Sherron is president and founder of Creating Executive Options Inc., a management and planning consulting business. She manages three statewide service organizations: the Florida Professional Theatres Association, which she created in 1981; the Florida Cultural Alliance, which she co-founded in 1983; and the Florida Association of Local Arts Agencies.

Sherron was an on-site evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts' Dance Program for seven years and served for two years as president of the State Arts Advocacy League of America, the former national organization for state arts advocacy organizations. She also is the past president of Arts for a Complete Education/Florida Alliance for Arts Education. Sherron is honored to have received the Florida Dance Association Nancy Smith Award in 1988; the South Florida Magazine Unsung Hero Award in 1990; the Florida ArtsPAC Cultural Advocacy Award in 1995; the Florida Department of State Arts Recognition Award, the ACE (Arts for a Complete Education) of Heart Award, and the Florida Theatre Conference Theatre Arts Advocacy Award in 2000. In 2004, she received the Arts & Business Council of Miami Arts Advocate of the Year Award, the Carbonell Award’s George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts, and the Florida Association for Theatre Education’s Outstanding Arts Advocate; and in 2005, the Art Serve Individual Leadership Encore Award.

Sherron taught theater, speech, dance, and humanities at the high school and university levels and has directed and choreographed a number of productions in educational and professional settings. She has a B.A. in speech and drama from Valdosta State University and a M.F.A. in directing from Florida State University's School of Theatre.