Sunny Widmann manages and supports program and board relations activities for National Arts Strategies. Driven by a passion for relationship building and problem solving, Sunny works with partners, funders, program participants and other stakeholders to understand their needs and works to continuously adapt NAS offerings to suit customer needs and deepen engagement. She coordinates the delivery of in-person events including The Chief Executive Program and is the team lead for the Business of Arts and Culture series. Sunny recently collaborated with the Getty Leadership Institute to develop our Must Reads list.
Prior to joining the NAS staff, Sunny served with the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa as a Girls Education and Empowerment volunteer, where she planned a Take our Daughters to Work Week and started a women’s community group focused on literacy, health and micro-lending. She completed her undergraduate studies at Butler University and holds a graduate degree in Arts Management from American University. Her work has been published in the Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society.
Sunny is co-chair of the steering committee for Emerging Arts Leaders of DC and teaches graduate courses for Drexel University. She is an avid yogi and believes in universal access to yoga practice.
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