Debra Garcia y Griego

Executive Director
City of Santa Fe Arts Commission.org
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Debra Garcia y Griego is the Executive Director of the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission. She is responsible for implementing the City’s support of arts and cultural affairs, including leading the City’s first cultural planning process, “Culture Connects Santa Fe,” with consultant Dr. Estevan Rael-Galvez. Her 20 years of experience as an arts administrator include service at Museum Campus Chicago, Chicago a cappella, Southwest Theater & Dance Festival, and University of New Mexico Department of Theater & Dance. She serves on the Board of Directors for Americans for the Arts and as an at-larger member of the United States Urban Arts Federation, an alliance of the chief executives of local arts agencies in the nation's 60 largest cities. Garcia y Griego holds a Master of Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico.