NCAR Adds Four Distinguished New Board Members

The National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) has announced that four arts leaders from New York and North Texas have joined its board of advisors.

The new board members are:

  • Ben Cameron, Program Director for the Arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in New York, N.Y. Cameron supervises a $15 million grants program focusing on organizations and artists in the theatre, contemporary dance, jazz and presenting fields. He also oversees the $50 million Doris Duke Performing Artist Initiative, which provides awards to more than 200 artists as well as a range of dance companies, theatres and presenters.
  • Bess Enloe, Vice Chairman of the Board and Life Trustee of the AT&T Performing Arts Center. An energetic leader and supporter of numerous Dallas arts groups through the years, Enloe is also a life trustee of the Dallas Theater Center and a member of the Meadows School executive board.
  • Romelia H. Flores, IBM Distinguished Engineer & Master Inventor and member of the IBM Academy Core Management Team at the IBM Global Solution Center in Coppell, Texas. One of IBM’s top 500 technical executives, Flores has collaborated with some of the company’s largest clients around technology innovation; she holds 23 U.S. patents plus one in China, with 20 additional pending.
  • Jesse Rosen, President & CEO of the League of American Orchestras in New York, N.Y. Founded in 1942 and chartered by Congress in 1962, the League leads, supports and champions America’s orchestras and the vitality of music they perform, and includes a membership of some 800 orchestras across North America. The only national organization dedicated solely to the orchestral experience, the League is a nexus of knowledge and innovation, advocacy, and leadership advancement for managers, musicians, volunteers and boards.

Board members review the activities and programs of NCAR to ensure that it meets objectives and provide input on key strategic decisions. They also communicate NCAR’s research, impact and mission to a wide range of audiences. Members serve a three-year term and meet three times a year.

“NCAR is fortunate to have a board comprised of prominent arts leaders, scholars and philanthropists from across the country,” said NCAR Director Zannie Voss. “They help us stay on the right track, make smart decisions that advance the field, and share their advice and networks.”

The 19 other members of the board include:

  • Dr. Maxwell Anderson, The Eugene McDermott Director, Dallas Museum of Art
  • Dr. Jose Antonio Bowen, President, Goucher College, Baltimore, Md.
  • Dr. Bill Dillon, The Herman W. Lay Professor of Marketing, SMU
  • Zenetta S. Drew, Executive Director, Dallas Black Dance Theatre
  • Melissa Fetter, Arts and Civic Leader, Dallas
  • Catherine French, Founder, Catherine French Group, Washington, D.C.
  • Naomi Grabel, Director, Marketing & Creative Services, Carnegie Hall, New York, N.Y.
  • Michael Meadows, Senior Vice President, Westwood Trust, Dallas
  • Chris Millican, Partner, Boston Consulting Group, Dallas
  • Kevin Moore, Managing Director, Theater Communications Group, New York, N.Y.
  • Nancy Nasher, President and CEO, NorthPark Development Company, Dallas
  • Dr. Bonnie Pitman, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, University of Texas at Dallas
  • David Resnicow, President, Resnicow Schroeder Associates, New York, N.Y.
  • Jill Robinson, President, TRG Arts, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Rebecca Thomas, Managing Director, Rebecca Thomas & Associates, Boston, Mass.
  • Beth Tuttle, President and CEO, Cultural Data Project, Philadelphia, Penn.
  • Dr. Glenn Voss, Marilyn and Leo Corrigan Endowed Professor of Marketing and Research Director, National Center for Arts Research, SMU
  • Dr. Zannie Voss, Professor and Chair, Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship and Director, National Center for Arts Research, SMU
  • Donna Wilhelm, Arts and Civic Leader, Dallas

Established in 2012 by the Meadows School of the Arts and Cox School of Business, NCAR is the first organization in the country to examine the performance of the U.S. arts industry from a statistical, data-driven perspective and to explore the factors that drive performance. NCAR’s ultimate goal is to improve the health of the entire arts and culture ecosystem in the United States by providing data-driven insights to help arts and cultural leaders overcome challenges and increase impact. NCAR has assembled numerous datasets related to arts and cultural organizations and conducted the most in-depth analysis of the industry ever undertaken. In addition, it regularly shares its findings with the industry and is creating free tools for individual organizations to better understand themselves and make changes to improve their performance.

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