Houston Arts Alliance Appoints John Abodeely as New CEO

From the Houston Chronicle:

The Houston Arts Alliance has hired a nationally-known figure with a strong background in arts education as its next CEO.

Board chair Philamena Baird announced that John Abodeely, former acting executive director for the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, will become the alliance's new leader on Nov. 6. His "experience, skill and high energy" are just what the city and the alliance need, she said.

During his four years with the President's Committee, Abodeely oversaw strategy and operations for four pillar programs, managed a $4 million fundraising program, and directed the first bilateral government delegation to Cuba. He also co-designed an innovative program that integrated arts to boost academic achievement and increase student engagement.

Read the full article at the Houston Chronicle.

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