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Board of Directors

Omari Rush Headshot
Immediate Past Chair

Former Chair

Michigan Arts and Culture Council

Omari Rush

Omari Rush has a continually expanding role of service as an artistic administrator and community leader, in part through his work as executive director of CultureSource, a regional, Detroit based alliance of arts and culture sector nonprofits. Additionally, he has held professional positions in arts presentation and education and he has served in an advisory role for organizations of varying cultural and geographic scopes: as chair of the governor-appointed Michigan Arts and Culture Council, as a member of national advisory committees for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Association of Performing Arts Professionals, and as chair of the board of directors for the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation. Omari earned degrees in music from the University of Michigan and Florida State University, and though he no longer performs as a clarinetist, Omari enjoys using his voice to cohost an arts focused radio show on WEMU-FM, to recite Robert Frost poems, and to place orders for his favorite fermented foods and drinks. (Board term 2016-2025)