Members of Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, recently elected Casey Summar as a member of their advisory council for the Private Sector Council. A Belmont alumna and Belmont Law adjunct professor, Summar serves as the executive director of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, which is housed on Belmont’s campus in the Baskin Center.
In her new three-year volunteer term with the Private Sector Council, Summar will advise Americans for the Arts’ staff on developing programs and services that will build a deeper connection to the field and the network membership. She will work with fellow arts leaders to develop and implement private-sector advocacy programs and serve as leaders to other local arts agencies seeking to connect with the private sector.
“Americans for the Arts strives to cultivate the next generation of arts leaders in America, and I am pleased to welcome Casey Summar to our advisory council,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “These leaders are willing to dedicate their time and expertise to work with peers across the country to shape national programs and messages and help craft services for states, communities, and local organizations. I applaud Ms. Summar for her valued contribution and commitment that will undoubtedly improve the state of arts in America.”
“It is very exciting to have been elected to the council by my peers in arts leadership throughout the nation. I am honored to be a part of this important group, and look forward to the opportunity to advocate for the arts on a national scale,” Summar stated.
Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of more than 50 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.