emerging leaders council
Mrs. Harper is the Grants and Services Manager for the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Responsible for the city of Columbus grant programs, Mrs. Harper works closely with the arts and culture community. Mrs. Harper served as President of the Board of Trustees for the Little Theatre Off Broadway (LTOB) located in Grove City, OH until 2009. She currently serves as the Lead Central Regional Representative for the Ohio Community Theatre Association; Volunteer Coordinator for Emerald City Players in Dublin, OH and as an Advisory Committee member for Wild Goose Creative in Columbus, OH. She also served on the Steering Committee for the young professionals group for the American Red Cross of Columbus (Friends of the Red Cross). A transplant from California, where she was a dance instructor, she continues to teach dance classes to children ages 6-12 in the areas of tap, jazz, ballet and hip-hop and work with local organizations creating choreography for their productions. Mrs. Harper has an Associate degree with an emphasis in Accounting, a Certificate in Corporate Community Involvement from Boston College and is a trained meeting facilitator. Her work experience has given her exposure to a variety of industry, sector and function which includes corporate/non-profit work environments, human resources and recruiting, investor relations, community relations, marketing and promotion, office management and grant-making.