Cole McBride Appointed to Regional Arts Commission

ST. LOUIS (July 17, 2014) – Mayor Francis Slay has appointed Cole McBride to the Regional Arts Commission (RAC), the area’s largest annual funder of the arts in the St. Louis region.

McBride, a market researcher with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry, has worked for leading companies such as Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals (New Jersey), K2 Digital (New York), and Ogilvy & Mather (New York). McBride’s current work focuses on qualitative research in moderating, content analysis and report writing. Her published works include a research report, The Competitive Fitness of Global Firms which ran in the Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organizations. McBride relocated to St Louis from Princeton, NJ in 2011 and lives in Lafayette Square with her husband and two children.

McBride holds an MBA in Marketing from Rutgers Graduate School of Management and a BS in Engineering from Lafayette College.

  About the Regional Arts Commission www.racstl.org

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) is at the forefront of efforts to transform St. Louis into a more vibrant, creative and economically thriving community by elevating the vitality, value and visibility of the arts. As the largest annual funder of the arts in the region, since its inception in 1985, RAC has awarded more than 6,300 grants totaling over $84 million to support nonprofit arts, individual artists, cultural organizations, consortiums and programs. Directed by a board of 15 commissioners appointed by the chief executives of St. Louis City and County, RAC is a pivotal force in the continuing development and marketing of the arts in the region. www.racstl.org. Follow us on FACEBOOK at Regional Arts Commission or TWITTER at RACStLouis.

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