Sarasota County Arts Council
BOARD MEMBERS & STAFF
Board of Directors

Dr. Larry Thompson, President
Ringling College of Art + Design

Linda DiGabriele, Vice President
Asolo Repertory Theatre

John Fischer, Treasurer
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota

Pedro Reis, Secretary
Circus Arts Conservatory

Mary Bensel
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Kelley Lavin
Gulfshore Media, LLC

Murray Chase
Venice Theatre

Dean Eisner
Philanthropist

Sally Faron
La Musica

Steven High
John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Rebecca Hopkins
Florida Studio Theatre

Dr. Kumar Mahadevan
Mote Marine Laboratory

Michelle Pingel
The Players Theatre

Bruce Rodgers
The Hermitage Artist Retreat

Joe Volpe
The Sarasota Ballet

Frank Maggio
Insignia Bank

Suzette Jones
THe Buzz Companies

Nancy Roucher
Arts Education Task Force

Jennifer Rominiecki
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Richard Russell
Sarasota Opera

Arts and Cultural Alliance Staff

Jim Shirley, Executive Director
JShirley@sarasotaarts.org
941-365-5118, ext. 307

Rachel Denton, Communications Manager
RDenton@sarasotaarts.org
941-365-5118, ext. 304

Cindy Balistreri, Arts Education Manager
CBalistreri@sarasotaarts.org
941-365-5118, ext. 301

Susan Burke, Operations Manager
SBurke@sarasotaarts.org
941-365-5118, ext. 313

Fern Tavalin, Grants Director
Ftavalin@sarasotaarts.org




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