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Division Director

Florida Division of Cultural Affairs

Sandy Shaughnessy

Sandy Shaughnessy served at the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs as an arts administrator for various grant programs, special events and initiatives before being appointed director in 2005. Prior to that, she was box office manager for Old School Square Cultural Arts Center in Delray Beach and director/treasurer of box office operations for the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. A native New Yorker, Shaughnessy has work experience at ABC’s World News Tonight and 20/20 as well as at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is a graduate of New York University with a bachelor of arts degree in dramatic literature, theatre history and the cinema, with a minor in political science. She completed graduate coursework in arts administration, and is trained in international protocol. Shaughnessy serves on the board of South Arts, where she cochairs the Performing Arts Exchange, and has served as a grant panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. (Board term 2014-2019)