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Vanya Foote elected Smyrna Arts Council President

Smyrna Arts Council has elected Vanya Foote as Board President. Foote replaces Joan M. Stuart who was a founding Board member of the non-profit organization before being elected its President five years ago. Stuart remains on the Board.

Smyrna Arts Council provides leadership in advocating, initiating and integrating arts in the Smyrna community.

Foote is the Executive Director of the Atlanta Chamber Players where she leads all aspects of operations, fundraising and marketing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, PA) and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Management from Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL).

Throughout her career, Foote has held senior roles as the Company Manager at both The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company (Weston, VT) & Virginia Opera (Norfolk, VA), and the Assistant General Manager at McCarter Theatre Center (Princeton, NJ). From these experiences, she has grown to specialize in operations management, finance & nonprofit accounting, grant writing, event planning, contract negotiations, and artist hospitality.

In addition to serving as President of the Smyrna Arts Council, Foote is a Board Member of the Smyrna Education Foundation, a citizen member of the City of Smyrna Arts & Culture Task Force and was a member of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s 2018 Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta class.

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