Hosts

Greetings!

The local hosts for the 2018 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention are the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, Denver Arts & Venues and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. Americans for the Arts thanks each of these organizations for their generous contributions to the success of the convention, and sends out a very special shout out to Gary Steuer from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation; Christy Costello and Margaret Hunt from Colorado Creative Industries; Ginger White Brunetti, Becky Grupe, Stephanie Freeman and Kent Rice from Denver Arts & Venues; and Deborah Jordy from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.

Our thanks as well to all of the members of the local host committee (roster below) for lending their time and talent to the convention.

LOCAL HOST COMMITTEE

Ginger White Brunetti, Deputy Director, Arts & Venues, City & County of Denver
Jayne Buck, Vice President of Tourism, Visit Denver
Christy Costello, Program Manager, Colorado Creative Industries
Stephanie Freeman, Asst. Director of Marketing & Communications, Arts & Venues, City & County of Denver
Margaret Hunt, Executive Director, Colorado Creative Industries
Deborah Jordy, Executive Director, Scientific & Cultural Facilities District
Tariana Navas-Nieves, Director of Cultural Affairs, Arts & Venues, City & County of Denver
Kent Rice, Executive Director, Arts & Venues, City & County of Denver
Gary Steuer, President & CEO, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation

 

MARKETING COMMITTEE

Co-chair: Stephanie Freeman, Asst. Director of Marketing & Communications, Arts & Venues, City & County of Denver
Co-chair: Stephanie Blake, Chief Engagement Strategist, Blake Communications
Paul Bindel, Social Media Contractor, Arts & Venues, City & County of Denver
Ruth Bruno, Public Art Program Manager, Colorado Creative Industries
Jenna Crafton, Cultural Tourism Manager, Visit Denver
Flora Jane DiRienzo, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Hilary Harding, Director of Development, Cleo Parker Dance
Briana Harris, Marketing Coordinator, College of Performing and Visual Arts
Ryan Nisogi, Digital Marketing Director, Governor’s Office
Kate Hudnut, Breckenridge Creative District, GatherHouse, Inc.
Djamila Ricciardi, Visitor and Volunteer Services Manager, RedLine
Allison Scheck, Public Engagement and Operations Manager, City of Lakewood
 

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