Arts Council appoints new board members

Nigel Alston

Arts Council appoints new board members
March 09
04:55 2017


The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has appointed 10 new members to its board of trustees.  They will serve three-year terms.

They are:

*Nigel Alston is executive director of the N.C. Black Repertory Company.

*Fred Jorgenson is executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for Inmar.  Prior to joining Inmar, he served as Vice President and General Counsel of AuthenTec as the company transitioned from a venture-backed start-up to a publicly traded industry leader.  He is a member of the bar in North Carolina, Florida, and Massachusetts.

*Michael Kelley is the dean of the School of Design and Production at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and an alumnus.  He is an Emmy Award-winning art director and set decorator and has achieved success as a senior producer and principal designer on Broadway, in regional theatre, television, film and themed entertainment.

*Paula McCoy is the executive director for Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods, a neighborhood support organization that connects people, strengthens voices, and leverages resources with community to create safe, just and self-determined neighborhoods.  Previous positions include Operations Manager for Guiding Institute for Developmental Education; President, NC Minority Support Center; and CEO, Generations Community Credit Union.

*Allison Norton-Rimron is vice president, Innerwear Finance at Hanesbrands. The Innerwear segment is Hanesbrands largest with over $2.5B in revenue.  She has more than 20 years of finance experience leading Shared Service integrations, Supply Chain Finance and FP&A, as well as broader roles leading strategic project management and process improvement efforts.

*Connie Quinn is Executive Director for Twin City Stage. She previously was Director of Development and Advancement at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SEECA) and held a similar position at Piedmont Opera.

*Sarah Roof is corporate communications coordinator for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation.  Previously, she worked at Boston’s ABC affiliate on the assignment desk and as a writer.

*Christina Soriano is associate professor of dance at Wake Forest University where she teaches Modern Dance Technique, Improvisation, Dance Composition, a first year seminar about dance and film, and a collaborative course with a chemistry colleague entitled Movement and the Molecular.  Soriano’s choreography has been featured throughout NC and New England, in New York, and in Vienna, Austria.

*Michael L. Suggs is the president of the Goler Community Development Corporation, a faith-based community development corporation that is revitalizing an industrial area of downtown Winston-Salem into a mixed use and multicultural community.  Previously, he was the Senior Director of Public Affairs for RJ Reynolds responsible for the company’s outreach to its numerous constituent organizations.

*Eric Swaim is a co-owner of Hoots Roller Bar & Beer Company.  Swaim studied film and creative writing at UNCW and has spent much of his life performing as a songwriter and fronting bands such as; Love Craft, Honey Rider and Motorist.  In addition to being an entrepreneur, Swaim serves as a board member and project lead for Art Nouveau Winston-Salem.

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