Nichole Potzauf

Executive Director
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
Blue Ridge, Georgia

Nichole Potzauf is the Executive Director for the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association in Blue Ridge, GA with a focus on arts accessibility, economic development, and community engagement and partnership. She currently serves as the Chair of the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee and is an active member of the Georgia Council for the Arts grant review panel. She has been a participant of the 2017 Ford Foundation’s Southern Cultural Research project and has taken part in American’s for the Arts 2016 Executive Leadership Forum. As a grant writer, she has been awarded several national and state-level grants on behalf of the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and has worked with Georgia Council for the Arts and the Georgia Municipal Association to highlight Blue Ridge as one of the top five communities in the state of Georgia that exemplified creative economic development and public investment in the Arts. Prior to joining BRMAA, Nichole was a Production Coordinator and Production Manager for several television production companies such as NBC/Universal, E! Networks, and Paramount Studios and served as the Data Assessment and Statistical Manager for Dalton State College.  Originally from Miami, Florida, Nichole has earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Theater from Florida State University, with an emphasis in directing and production.