NAS Introduces the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy Class of 2020

By NAS     Feb 21, 2020

NAS proudly announces the 76 arts leaders accepted into the 2020 Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy, representing 3 countries, 26 states and the District of Columbia.

Begun in 2015, the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy is a partnership between NAS and the University of Pennsylvania to provide an actionable and skills-based curriculum in a blended environment of online learning and in-person convenings at the University of Pennsylvania. Upon completion, students are awarded a certificate in cultural leadership recognizing their advanced studies in arts administration.

From Ann Arbor to Malaysia, the class of 2020 will spend eight months learning from University of Pennsylvania faculty and experienced practitioners in courses on strategy, finance, management, fundraising, social media, evaluation and more. These leaders are driven to advance their work in the arts and culture field by strengthening their leadership capacities and expanding their knowledge of management tools. NAS is excited to assist them in their journey. Join us in giving them a warm welcome and follow their interactions over the course of the program at #ExecProgramArts.

Darcy Addison | Chicago, Illinois

Fatima Al-Dosari | Washington, District Of Columbia

Debra Alleyne | La Quinta, California

Pete Angevine | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sophie Aung | New York, New York

Taylor Bailey | Ashland, Oregon

Jay Banks | Olympia, Washington

Jessica Bender | New York, New York

Amber Bennett | Tivoli, New York

Marvin Bing | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Khine Bonner | Silver Spring, Maryland

Tom Bonner | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lovisa Brown | New York, New York

GK Callahan | Kansas City, Missouri

Joshua Campbell | Baltimore, Maryland

Wai Kiu Cheung | Hong Kong

Jessica Chriesman | Birmingham, Alabama

Jennifer Clements | Washington, District Of Columbia

Alexis Cooper | Arlington, Virginia

Kymberly Cruz | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Maria Del Valle | New York, New York

Sarah Duclos | Gonic, New Hampshire

Naomi Even-Aberle | Rapid City South Dakota

Leigh Fagin | Chicago,, Illinois

Katelyn Freil | Akron, Ohio

Emily Freudigman | San Antonio, Texas

Allen Frimpong | Jersey City, New Jersey

Kate Garst | New York, New York

CB Goodman | Austin, Texas

Lyndsey Gore | Washington, District Of Columbia

Julie Hain | Hammonton, New Jersey

Hannah Harley | Indiana, Pennsylvania

Christopher Harrington | Royal Oak, Michigan

Clarissa Heartsfield | Washington, District Of Columbia

Brooks Hoste | Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

Shannon Karol | Louisville, Kentucky

Stephanie Kee | George Town, Malaysia

Melissa Kievman | Providence, Rhode Island

Louise Lok Man | Hong Kong

Melanie Madden | Tucson, Arizona

Tamara Marsan-Ryan | Cambridge, Massachusetts

Rhiannon Martin | Dallas, Texas

Jenne Matthews | Baltimore, Maryland

Elizabeth McGinsky | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Careena Melia | New York, New York

Michael Mercier | Arlington, Virginia

Lynnette Miranda | Chicago, Illinois

Hannah Moloshok | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Monica Montgomery | North Brentwood, Maryland

Rachael Murray | New York, New York

Erica Newhouse | Brooklyn, New York

Sarah Nicoli | Ann Arbor, Michigan

Bridget O’Leary | Everett, Massachusetts

Christina Parrish Stone | St. Augustine, Florida

Kevin Pease | Honolulu, Hawaii

Christina Perry | Annandale, Virginia

Jessica Plocher | Silver Spring, Maryland

Martha Preciado | North Hollywood, California

Takeallah Rivera | Lakewood, Washington

Brenna Ross | Brooklyn, New York

Sarah Ryman | North Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Erin Salazar | San Jose, California

Kerri Shelfo | Alexandria, Virginia

Emily Southard | Portland, Maine

Katrina Staaf | Charleston, South Carolina

Angela Tam | Chicago, Illinois

Stephanie Tisdale | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Alexandra Utrera | San Mateo, California

Kathryn Wagner | Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Jessica Watterson | Lexington, Massachusetts

Jillian Webb | Detroit, Michigan

Connor Weigand | State College, Pennsylvania

Topher Williamson | Chicago, Illinois

Nicki Wilmot | Anaheim, California

Lacey Wilson | Alameda, California

Miranda Wright | Los Angeles, California