Arts Council Names Connie Quinn to Senior Vice President Position: Will join staff October 1
Winston-Salem, NC – Connie Quinn, Winston-Salem non-profit professional, will join the senior staff of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County as Senior Vice President of Administration/Chief Marketing and Administrative officer. She will begin her duties at The Arts Council on October 1, but will continue to assist the Piedmont Opera during October with several of its ongoing initiatives.
“Connie knows the Winston-Salem Arts community remarkably well and has substantial experience in areas where The Arts Council has immediate needs – marketing, advocacy and institutional development. Because we lost the long-time senior person who was responsible for these functions, it was imperative to get a knowledgeable, seasoned professional in place as we begin our new fiscal year. Connie is that person and brings exceptional insights, energy and skills to this key role,” said Randy Eaddy, Arts Council President and CEO.
Quinn is now Director of Advancement and Operations at Piedmont Opera and is a member of The Arts Council Board as a representative of its funded partners. She has professional experience with both performing arts and visual arts organizations. In addition to her present position with Piedmont Opera, she has served as Executive Director of The Little Theater of Winston-Salem and Director of Operations and Development at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). Quinn serves on the board of directors of the Camel City Jazz Orchestra and is active as a volunteer with other non-profits.
“When I became President and CEO on August 1, I knew that designing and filling this position was essential to completing the leadership team and continuing The Arts Council’s evolution as a financially sustainable, multi-services institution supporting the arts in our community. I have known and admired Connie for years, and I am excited to have her on my leadership team,” added Eaddy.
Winston-Salem, known as a City of Arts and Innovation, and Forsyth County have a robust arts community that enriches the lives of area residents every day and accounts in large part for the recognition they continue to receive as a great place to live, learn, work and play. The most recent studies available showed that Forsyth County’s non-profit arts industry supports 5,559 full time equivalent jobs; accounts for more than $129 million in resident household income, and generates more than $14.8 million in local and state tax revenues.