Lynne McCormack joins LISC as the national program director of Creative Placemaking on October 16th, 2015. She served as the director of Art, Culture + Tourism for the City of Providence, RI. from 2006 - October 2015. Ms. McCormack successfully transitioned the department from a programming organization, to a community development agency. Completing a comprehensive cultural plan in 2009, she forged partnerships that resulted in a destination branding campaign, a summer youth workforce development program, citywide arts festivals and increased funding for artists, designers and organizations through CDBG, HUD, transit and economic development funds. Her department has been awarded two NEA Our Town grants and been funded for an ArtPlace America project. Recognized as a change-maker, Ms. McCormack earned her BFA in Film/Video from Rhode Island School of Design and continues to employ creative practice and design-based thinking in her innovative government work.