“I manage the operations of DAA in fulfillment of its mission. Among my responsibilities are advocacy advancement, staff management, daily operations, resource development, fiscal management, membership recruitment and retention, and information distribution. I am a multicultural professional with experience in the United States, Mexico and Europe as an executive in both the corporate and the nonprofit sectors. I have an MBA from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, where I also taught marketing and business administration. I hold a Certificate in Leadership and Public Management from the University of Delaware. I just received my doctorate in Business Administration at Wilmington University.”
(302) 468-4840 | ggonzalez@DelawareArtsAlliance.org
Marketing & Development Strategist
“My goal is to raise awareness among Delawareans on how important it is to be an advocate for the arts and how you can advocate by joining DAA. Upon moving to Delaware in 2005, I happily discovered a vibrant and accessible arts community. I have been in development and communications for over 20 years working at Winterthur Museum and Country Estate and the American University of Beirut’s New York Office. I have an MA in Middle Eastern and North African Studies from the University of Michigan and a BS in History/Politics from Drexel University.”
(302) 468-4841 | lcalder@DelawareArtsAlliance.org
“My role at DAA allows me to educate the public and elected officials about the transformative power of the arts on communities and community members. I believe in the ability of the arts to foster positive change in regions including economic growth and development and promotion of cross cultural understanding. In 2013 I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design with dual Masters Degrees in Historic Preservation and Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning. I also hold a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Florida International University. While at Penn, I was part of a team that conducted a study on the historic neighborhood of West Powelton in Philadelphia. Working with city planners, residents, business owners, and local community development organizations we identified historic resources, threats and opportunities, and developed a revitalization and preservation strategy for the neighborhood with a strong focus on creative industries, public art and community gardens. My interdisciplinary knowledge and skill set allow me to be an effective advocate for the arts, design, and culture which are the things that breathe life into cities and regions and give them a strong sense of place.”
(302) 468-4842 | jball@DelawareArtsAlliance.org
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