Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa Announces New Board Leadership

TULSA, Okla. - June 4, 2015 - PRLog -- The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa’s Board of Directors voted Tuesday, June 2 to pass a new slate of executive officers for the organization’s next fiscal year. The Council has entered an exciting time of improving and developing programs and services that are offered both at the Hardesty Arts Center and in the larger Tulsa community. The new leadership includes professionals from the business, nonprofit, and legal communities, and their terms begin this July.

Leading the volunteer Board of Directors as the new President is Wendy Thomas, Executive Director of Leadership Tulsa.  Thomas takes the Board of Directors leadership helm from Sharon King Davis, and brings a unique perspective to the post as a former Executive Director of the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa.

Elected officers include:

President – Wendy Thomas, Leadership Tulsa

Vice President for Resource Development – Michael Whelan, Whelan Law

Vice President for Programs – Joan Seay, Community Volunteer

Vice President for Buildings and Grounds – Chris Fling, Bear Peak Resources

Vice President for Membership – Christopher Payne, Tulsa Public Schools

Secretary – Tim Gilpin, Gilpin Law

Treasurer – Jana Mahoney, Cherokee Measurement & Control

The new officers will work in collaboration with Holly Becker, the newly announced Executive Director, who will begin her tenure in July. Becker and Thomas share the philosophy of a true team effort to further the goals and objectives of the organization. “What is not changing with this new leadership is the Council’s highest commitment to the health and wellbeing of arts, culture, and the humanities and that they should be accessible to all our citizens,” said Thomas. “The Council will continue to be the foremost organization that connects the arts with every other aspect of life, whether it be government, economic development, education, or social services.”

Thomas is eager to work with staff and fellow Board members to develop and implement strategic goals for the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, the Hardesty Arts Center, and Harwelden Mansion, which the Council owns and operates.

The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa is the champion for area arts and culture.  The Hardesty Arts Center is located at 101 East Archer Street in the Brady Arts District. More information about the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa and the Hardesty Arts Center may be found online:

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