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UPDATE: Arts Council Of The Brazos Valley Board Chair Visits About The Agency’s New Executive Director


This week’s announcement of a new executive director at the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley completes a search process that took more than eight months.

Board chairwoman Sarah Wilkinson says the nationwide search led to interviewing six finalists.

Wilkinson says they are lining up visits to introduce Sheree Boegner to city officials and representatives of their 60 affiliates in seven counties.

Wilkinson says with a full staff, they can proceed with planning for the arts council’s 50th anniversary in 2020.

Boegner starts next Monday at ACBV, which has 60 affiliates in seven counties.

Click below for comments from Sarah Wilkinson, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.

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Photo of Sheree Boegner courtesy of the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley.

From the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley:

The Arts Council, representing the arts, culture and heritage of the Brazos Valley, announced today the selection of Sheree Boegner as its next Executive Director. Boegner’s appointment follows an expansive search and is effective November 18, 2019.

“We are thrilled to bring Sheree Boegner on board as Executive Director of the Arts Council,” commented Board President, Sarah Wilkinson. “She is already a well-respected leader in our community and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position. She brings incredible energy to the organization and everyone on the board is excited to work with her to continue our mission of supporting art and artists in the Brazos Valley,” Wilkinson added.

For the past 6 years Sheree has been a Lead Business and Community Advocate for Wells Fargo Bank. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture from Texas A&M University and is currently pursuing her Executive Master of Public Service and Administration degree with a certificate in nonprofit management from The George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M. She was also the Executive Director/Founder of Sassy Shoe Social, Inc., which raised money for Phoebe’s Home and raised awareness of domestic violence.

“I am excited to join The Arts Council as it continues its mission to support the arts, culture and heritage of the Brazos Valley. I am looking forward to working with the cities, counties, donors, board, staff, volunteers, affiliates, artists, youth, and benefactors. The arts create a thriving environment that makes our community very attractive to new businesses and visitors,” commented Boegner. “I find the most appealing aspects of this position are that it is in line with my passion and skills for philanthropy and is a natural fit. I have volunteered with many of the Art Council’s affiliates and supported the art community by attending their events. My love for the arts was nurtured by both of my grandmothers who believed that creativity is one of the keys to learn about yourself and develop a great future.” she added.

Boegner joins the organization at an exciting time. The Arts Council just celebrated the one year anniversary in their new location. The expanded gallery space has allowed for more elaborate exhibitions like the recent Ground Zero 360 exhibit which brought hundreds of visitors to their new location. The Arts Council has experienced a significant period of growth in affiliate membership, business and personal membership, revenue, and community engagement.

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Posted by on Nov 14 2019. Filed under Featured Stories, Local News for Newsletter, News.
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