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Meet our team. These passionate individuals facilitate efforts to enrich the arts and cultural landscape of St. Louis every day.

Vanessa Cooksey

President & CEO

Pacia Anderson

Community Arts Training Institute Program Lead*

Nichole Belford

External Relations Senior Manager

Liz Deichmann

Research and Evaluation Lead*

Rita Dillard

Business Operations Manager

Dr. Robert S. Harvey

Strategic Initiatives Lead*

Ann Haubrich

Grants and Programs Senior Manager

Monique Levy

Organizational Infrastructure Lead*

Shevaré Perry

Gyo Obata Program Lead*

Angela Rhone

External Relations Special Initiatives Lead*

Jay Scherder

Senior Communications Manager

Jason Schipkowski

Content Creator

Chloe Smith

Grants & Programs Manager

MK Stallings

Arts & Economic Prosperity Study 6 Lead*

Lea Sutherlin

Executive Assistant & Commission Administrator

Leigh Winter

Grants Operations Assistant

*denotes consultant