Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Board Member Linda Sullivan Named President and CEO of The Arts Council of Fairfax County

One of the board members of The Writer's Center, Linda Sullivan, has been named the new President and CEO of the Arts Council of Fairfax County. From the press release, Doug Brammer, chairman of the Fairfax Arts Council board, says: "Linda's breadth and depth of experience in the arts field will greatly serve the Arts Council and our arts community."

Linda Sullivan has been terrific on the board here, so she'll no doubt be a valuable asset to Fairfax County. Congratulations, Linda! Her bio:

Linda Sullivan has served the greater Washington area as an arts management consultant since 2001. She specializes in executive and governance services, strategic and organizational planning, capital project planning and fundraising. As a consultant Ms. Sullivan has worked with museums and exhibition centers, literary, performing arts, and multi-arts presenting centers. Prior to beginning a consulting business Ms. Sullivan served as Executive Director of the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Academy of the Arts (now Academy Art Museum) in Easton, Maryland, and Director of the development of BlackRock Center for the Arts in Montgomery County.

She teaches in the Museum Studies Program at George Washington University, conducts organizational development workshops for the Maryland State Arts Council, and serves as a Standards of Excellence reviewer for Maryland Nonprofits. She holds an MFA in Arts Administration from Columbia University and has served as a National Endowment for the Arts – Arts Management Fellow. She has served as a commissioner and board member of numerous state and local arts councils, including as member of the board of the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County for two terms, and as Chair of its Grants Committee. Currently Ms. Sullivan sits on the Board of The Writer’s Center and on the Executive Committee of ArtTable’s DC Chapter.

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