Kelly J. Barsdate

Interim Chief Executive Officer


Kelly leads NASAA's work on behalf of the nation's state arts agencies, including the knowledge services, policy representation and leadership development programs that NASAA provides. More...


Laura Smith, CFRE

Chief Advancement Officer

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Laura oversees NASAA's resource development, including dues and philanthropic support. She also directs NASAA's chair/council relations, governance and nominations functions. More...


Isaac Brown

Legislative Counsel


Isaac works with the NASAA board, staff and membership to advance state arts agencies' interests on Capitol Hill. He monitors federal legislation and facilitates NASAA's work with Congress. More...


Henry Clapp

Research Associate

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Henry analyzes state arts agency revenue and staffing trends. He provides comparative data on legislative appropriations, per capita rankings, supplemental funding mechanisms and other topics. More...


Jessica Galvano

Executive Associate

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Jessica supports NASAA's executive team, coordinates communications and scheduling for NASAA's board and committee activities, and manages event registrations. More...


Eric Giles

Learning Services Manager

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Eric develops and hosts NASAA's web seminars, coordinates sessions and speakers for NASAA conferences, and facilitates state arts agency peer group activities. More...


Kelly Liu

Grants Data Associate

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Kelly analyzes statistical information on state arts agency grant making. She provides technical assistance to members using the National Standard for Arts Information Exchange for federal reporting. More...


Susan Oetgen

Professional Development Institute Manager

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Susan manages the arts education Professional Development Institute in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Arts, and coordinates NASAA's networking and orientation services for state arts agency arts education staff members. More...


Paul Pietsch

Research Manager

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Paul conducts qualitative research on state arts agency policies and practices. He monitors new research in the arts, reports on innovative programs and coordinates special research projects. More...


Sylvia Prickett

Director of Administration

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Sylvia directs NASAA's operations and business functions. She manages NASAA's human resources and our budgeting, billing and technology systems. More...


Dora Shick

Development and Membership Manager

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Dora manages NASAA's individual giving program and leadership recognition activities. She also manages NASAA's database of state arts agency staff and council members, so if your contact information changes, let her know! More...


Traci Slater-Rigaud

Director, National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards


Traci directs the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, which honor after- and out-of-school programs that use the arts and humanities to enrich the lives of at-risk children. More...


Sue Struve

Communications Manager

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Sue is NASAA's media liaison. She also manages our electronic and print communications, the NASAA website, and listservs that facilitate peer-to-peer networking among member groups. More...


Ryan Stubbs

Research Director

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Ryan directs NASAA's information services, which include comprehensive data about state arts agency resources, programs and policies. Contact Ryan if you have questions about public support for the arts, the creative economy or arts research methods. More...