Jim Sparrow

President and CEO
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth Co.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Jim is currently President and CEO of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and has held that position since fall of 2013. Prior to that he was Executive Director of Arts United in Fort Wayne,IN and before moving into that role was Director of Development for the organization for 6 years. Jim is a classically trained musician and former principal clarinetist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic before transitioning to an arts administration career. He has been on advisory committees for the Indiana Arts Commission, the Private Sector Council for Americans for the Arts and the NE Indiana Non-Profit Advisory Board. He has served on various community boards and is currently a board member of the Winston-Salem Downtown Partnership. Jim is married to Karen Gibbons-Brown, artistic and executive director of Fort Wayne Ballet.