Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Two smiling people side by side. The first wearing a black blazer, necklace, and hoop earrings; the second wearing glasses and a black shirt that says "Unapologetically radical" in yellow letters

Americans for the Arts has begun work to redefine its role as a national service organization and support of the field. To that end, we are pleased to announce two recent hires to fill pivotal roles for the organization. Adrianne R. Troilo joined as vice president of People and Culture in December 2021, and Daniel Fitzmaurice will begin as the chief of staff on April 4. Both positions are newly created to provide leadership in areas vitally needed to successfully accomplish our mission and achieve a people-first culture.

Americans for the Arts President and CEO Nolen V. Bivens commented, “I’m extremely excited to welcome Adrianne and Daniel to Americans for the Arts. This is a critical time for the arts and culture sector—not only recovering from the devastating effects of the pandemic, but also going through significant changes to improve equity and elevate the voices and experiences of marginalized people and communities. The depth of Adrianne’s and Daniel’s experience, knowledge, management, and leadership capabilities will be especially key in supporting the organization’s Strategic Realignment Process and workplace culture rebuild. I am thrilled they are joining us in our transformation to serve the arts and culture field.” 

Troilo is a senior human resource professional with 20 years of experience in employee relations, recruitment, retention, and workforce development centered in diversity, equity and inclusion. She strikes a balance with a common-sense approach to leadership and growth through appreciative inquiry methodologies. Troilo has worked for the private sector, nonprofits, and trade associations. She has been an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 1999 and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources designation from SHRM.

As vice president of People and Culture, Troilo’s key responsibilities include serving as the primary advocate and strategic advisor for establishing a healthy, people-first, inspiring work culture.

Since 2017, Fitzmaurice has played a pivotal leadership role in the efforts to grow and expand the Arts Council of Greater New Haven to advance the vibrant and diverse creative ecosystem in the New Haven region and across the state of Connecticut. A respected and influential advocate for the arts, Fitzmaurice has been a force of transformational and meaningful change, leading anti-racism policy changes, increasing access to funding for Black and Brown artists, and using his “seat at the table” to center community needs. Fitzmaurice leaves the Arts Council poised for continued expansion and impact in the arts communities that it serves.  

As chief of staff, Fitzmaurice will assist leadership, staff, and board in executing significant governance, operational, and cultural agendas to facilitate ongoing organizational change. He will manage the affairs of the executive office, specifically focused on long-term corporate governance through coordinated planning, programming, budgeting, execution, and evaluation both internally and externally. His work is driven by the organization's long-term vision.

We are excited that these two positions are representative of our ongoing commitment to actionable change. Visit our Staff Page for a list of all Americans for the Arts staff and learn about their great work.