Sunny Widmann
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Sunny leads the design and development of NAS programs. She works with faculty partners, funders and participants to create learning experiences that help cultural leaders advance their work. Programs currently in Sunny’s portfolio include support services for cultural entrepreneurs, leadership development for CEOs and online learning initiatives.

Sunny joined the NAS team in 2009. Prior to that she 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.

She has served as co-chair of the Steering Committee for Emerging Arts Leaders DC and as a grant panelist for the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Sunny is a longtime employee of Past Tense yoga in Mount Pleasant, where she supports stressed out Washingtonians with a few moments of zen.