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Lionell Thomas, Executive Director of the DCCAH, Elected to NASAA Board of Directors

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) recently announced the election of Lionell Thomas, Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) to its board of directors. Thomas joins the board along with four other new members. Each will serve a three-year term.

“I am pleased to represent the District of Columbia as a NASAA board member,” said Thomas. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to develop ideas on how to effectively help state arts agencies advance the arts as a public benefit.”

“The current political and economic climate calls for strong and engaged leadership,” said NASAA CEO Jonathan Katz. “These new NASAA board members bring skills and experience that will advance NASAA, foster the best interest of state arts agencies and promote the value of public funding for the arts. We are excited to begin work with this new team and we welcome their expertise and guidance.”

Thomas joins Kim Baker, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Arts Council; Margaret Hunt, Director of the Utah Division of Arts and Museum; Todd Lowe, Chair of the Kentucky Arts Council; and Bill Mandicott, Councilor of the Maryland State Arts Council in this year’s body of new members to the board.

The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is the membership organization that unites, represents and serves the nation's state and jurisdictional arts agencies. Each of the 56 states and jurisdictions has created an agency to support excellence in and access to the arts.

For more information on NASAA’s board members, click here.