The board of administrators of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond introduced on Friday that Jordan Brown has been appointed interim government director following Stefanie Fedor’s resignation in early 2023.

Brown, who beforehand served as director of schooling and packages for 5 years, will lead the group whereas a nationwide search takes place for a full-time substitute.

According to a press launch: “Fedor served as government director of VisArts for seven years. During Stefanie’s tenure, the group skilled unbelievable progress, reaching greater than 45,000 folks every year by means of world-class programming and studios.”

“Over the previous a number of years, Stefanie and the VisArts crew targeted on rising our catalogue, rising our attendance and buying Granby House to host artists as a part of our increasing artist-in-residence program, amongst different accomplishments,” stated Kate Ackerly, VisArts board chair, within the launch.”Our whole employees and board of administrators are grateful for Stefanie’s passionate management and years of service.”

Brown began working at VisArts as a front-desk affiliate earlier than working with neighborhood packages similar to Make Space, Studio S, and Veterans at VisArts; she later led the schooling crew and the middle’s annual programming.

“Jordan is aware of the group extraordinarily effectively. She is esteemed by your entire employees and is revered by leaders and companions within the native arts neighborhood. We couldn’t ask for a greater particular person to information VisArts throughout this transition interval, as we put together to have a good time our sixtieth anniversary,” stated Ackerly within the launch.

Brown grew up in Minnesota and has a BFA from VCU and a masters in arts administration from Goucher College. Also she is a board member of Partners within the Arts, a graduate of the Leadership Metro Richmond’s Leadership Quest Program

“Being part of this group whereas it has grown and flourished over the previous 10 years has been a tremendous expertise. It is a crucial, distinctive useful resource and residential to so many in Richmond and past. I’m honored to step into this function and am excited to assist this unbelievable neighborhood.” Brown stated within the launch.

There will likely be a neighborhood meet-and-greet for Brown on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023.

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