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2nd Vice Chair

Vice Chair

Tennessee Arts Commission

Stephanie B. Conner

Stephanie B. Conner was appointed to the Tennessee Arts Commission in 2012, was elected vice-chair for fiscal years 2014-2015 and was elected chair for FY2015-2016. She previously served on the Commission from FY2002-2007, which included service as Commission chair for FY2005-2006 and FY2006-2007. During FY2014, Conner was chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and was a part of the Allocations Committee. Prior to her work with the Commission, she served as executive director of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission. During her tenure, she helped strengthen the film and music industry in the areas of policy development and legislation. She also served as assistant to the governor for Policy and, prior to that position, as assistant to the governor for Boards and Commissions. Conner has been board president of Tennesseans for the Arts and served on the Executive Committee and board of directors of South Arts. Currently, she serves on the board of Tennesseans for the Arts and of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. Conner has a special interest in arts education, fundraising and support, access for rural communities, and advocacy. She received her bachelor’s degree in human and organizational development from Vanderbilt University. (Board term 2015-2021)