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Board of Trustees + Honorary Board

The Alliance is led by a dedicated Board of Trustees and the guidance of our Honorary Board. Board members are selected for their demonstrated commitment to serving artists and advancing the role artists and creativity play in society.

2014 Board of Trustees

Chair: Wayne Lawson
Director Emeritus, Ohio Arts Council
Professor, The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Vice-Chair: Jason Kalajainen
Executive Director, Luminarts Cultural Foundation
Union League Club of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Treasurer: Cynthia Gehrig
President, The Jerome Foundation + Camargo Foundation
St. Paul, MN


Ruth Davis
Principal, Ruth Davis Associates
Providence, RI

Mario Garcia Durham
President / CEO, Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Washington, D.C.

Linda Earle
Executive Director, New York Arts Program
New York, NY

David Fraher
Executive Director, Arts Midwest
Minneapolis, MN

Mark Golden
President / CEO, Golden Artist Colors
New Berlin, NY

Esther Grimm
Executive Director, 3Arts
Chicago, IL

David Macy
Resident Director, The MacDowell Colony
Peterborough, NH

Craig T. Peterson
Independent Consultant & Producer
Philadelphia, PA

Bruce Rodgers
Executive Director, Hermitage Artist Retreat
Englewood, FL

Jayson Smart
Program Officer, The Rasmuson Foundation
Anchorage, AK


Honorary Board

Ted Berger
Treasurer, The Joan Mitchell Foundation
Executive Director Emeritus, New York Foundation for the Arts
New York, NY

J. Richard Braugh
Senior VP, UBS Financial
San Jose, CA

Mary Carswell
Executive Director Emeritus, The MacDowell Colony
New York, NY

Mel Chin
Burnsville, NC

Jhumpa Lahiri
Brooklyn, NY

Liz Lerman
Takoma Park, MD

Roger Mandle
Advisor, Qatar Museums Authority
Doha, Qatar

Clay Rockefeller
Real estate/community developer
Providence, RI

Lowery Stokes Sims
Curator, Museum of Arts + Design
New York, NY

Mary T. Wolfe
Perrysburg, OH